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

There have between no 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 remains at 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 258.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – remains at 460 in the 28 days after a positive test, with no rise 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 132 people who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 85,067.

Patients were aged between 41 and 100 years old. All except eight – aged 52 to 100 years old – had known underlying health conditions and their families have been informed.

The date of the deaths ranged from March 21, 2020 to March 11, 2021, with the majority being on or after March 7.

Of those, six were in the South West.

The overall UK figures show 175 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 125,343. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 4pm today (Friday, March 12) 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 13,792.

It is the second date in a row that cases are back in the teens, but due to a delay in the reporting of figures it has yet to show in the weekly totals, with data from the most recent five days not shown due to being incomplete.

As such, the latest weekly total has reduced again by two, to 68 cases in the seven days leading to March 7.

It means the weekly rate has reduced to 11.9 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 6,609 in 24 hours – the second day in a row that cases have risen back up above 6,000.

This takes the total to 4,248,286 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Friday, March 12) 23,314,525 people in the UK have had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 1,445,078 people have had their second dose.