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

There has been one further hospital death 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 199 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 260.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – has risen to 465 in the 28 days after a positive test, including three in today's figures.

The number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate is 545 registered up to March 5, the most recent data available. This figure is updated weekly on a Tuesday and includes 19 further deaths in the latest total.

Nationally a further 71 people who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 85,659.

Patients were aged between 41 and 99 years old. All except two (aged 46 and 62 years) had known underlying health conditions and their family has been informed.

The date of their deaths ranged from September 22, 2020 to March 19, 2021.

Of these, three were in the south west.

The overall UK figures show 96 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 126,122. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 4pm today (Saturday, March 20) there have been 13 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 13,893.

After 11 days of double figure rises, Cornwall saw its first single-figure rise yesterday (Friday) before a return to the teens today.

It still means the latest weekly total has now risen to 97 cases in the seven days leading to March 15.

The weekly rate has also risen, to 17.0 cases per 100,000 people, having been 11.9 cases per 100,000 a week ago.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 5,587 in 24 hours.

This takes the total to 4,291,271 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Saturday, March 20) 26,853,407 people in the UK have had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 2,132,551 people have had their second dose.