The latest information relating to Covid-19 in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has now been updated.

There have been eight further hospital deaths recorded in today's figures, involving patients testing positive for Covid-19.

The total for the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has risen by six, to 186, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust the total number of Covid-related deaths has risen by two to 61.

The combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall's hospitals since the start of the pandemic is now at 247.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – has risen to 446 deaths in the 28 days after a positive test, including 12 in today's figures.

The number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate has risen to 473, with 50 recorded this week. This figure is updated weekly on a Tuesday.

A further 372 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 81,854.

Patients were aged between 28 and 99 years old. All except 16 – aged 44 to 99 years old – had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.

The date of the deaths ranged from December 9, 2020 to February 22, 2021 with the majority being on or after February 14.

Of those, 42 were in the South West.

The overall UK figures show 548 more people to have died within 28 days of their first positive test result.

This takes the total number of UK deaths within 28 days to 121,305. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 4pm today (Tuesday, February 23) there have been 18 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the previous 24 hours.

The total number of cases in the local authority area since the start of the pandemic is now 13,555.

The seven-day rolling total of cases was 227 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to February 18. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

This represents a weekly rate of 39.7 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 8,489 in 24 hours.

This takes the total to 4,134,639 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Tuesday, February 23) 17,916,181 people in the UK had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 642,788 people had their second dose.