The latest information relating to Covid-19 has now been updated.

There have between two further hospital deaths recorded in the county in today's figures, involving patients testing positive for Covid-19.

The total number of Covid-related deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has risen to 197, while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it stays at 61.

The combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall's hospitals since the start of the pandemic is now 258.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – has risen to 460 deaths in the 28 days after a positive test, including two in today's figures.

The number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is now at 526, with 24 extra registered in the week leading up to February 26, the most recent date given. This figure is updated weekly on a Tuesday.

Nationally a further 164 people who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 84,631.

Patients were aged between 11 and 100 years old. All except five – aged 49 to 87 years old – had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.

The date of the deaths ranged from December 20, 2020 to March 8, 2021, with the majority being on or after March 4.

Of those, 15 were in the South West.

The overall UK figures show 231 more people to have died within 28 days of their first positive test result, following an unusually low figure of 65 deaths yesterday.

This takes the total number of UK deaths within 28 days to 124,797. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 4.03pm today (Tuesday, March 9) there have been 17 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 13,750.

The weekly total has fallen to 72 cases in the seven days leading to March 4 – a new low for six months. Data from the most recent five days is not shown due to being incomplete.

It means the weekly rate has reduced to 12.6 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 5,766 in 24 hours.

This takes the total to 4,228,998 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Tuesday, March 9) 22,592,528 people in the UK have had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 1,181,431 people have had their second dose.