The latest information relating to Covid-19 has now been updated and the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust has recorded its first death in three weeks.

There was one further hospital death at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust recorded in the county in today's figures or in the past week, involving patients testing positive for Covid-19.

The total number of Covid-related deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust now stands at 201 while at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust it remains at 62.

The combined number of Covid-19 deaths in total in Cornwall's hospitals since the start of the pandemic now stands at 263.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – remains at 465 in the 28 days after a positive test.

The number of deaths simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate has now updated on the government dashboard and now registers 564 up to March 26, the most recent data available. This figure is usually updated weekly on a Tuesday and included two further deaths in the last total.

Nationally a further 34 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 86,510.

Patients were aged between 54 and 95 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 26 December 2020 to 7 April 2021.

Three were in the south west. Their families have been informed.

The overall UK figures show 53 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 126,980. These figures include people in care home and other settings.

As of 4pm today ( Thursday, April 8) there have been just six new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the previous 24 hours, marking the third day of single figures.

The total number of cases in the local authority area since the start of the pandemic is now 14,127.

Today 81 cases have been reported in the seven days leading to April 3. The most recent five days are not shown due to incomplete data.

The weekly rate is now at 14.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK has increased by 3,030 in 24 hours. This takes the total to 4,370,321 nationally since the start of the pandemic.

As of today (Thursday, April 8) 31,807,124 people in the UK have had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 6,091,905 people have had their second dose.