A MEMORIAL and thanksgiving service for those who have died during the ongoing Covid pandemic is to be held in Falmouth later this month.

Candles will be lit and prayers said at King Charles the Martyr Parish Church, on Sunday November 21 – 3pm in remembrance of each individual to remember those they have loved and lost during 2020 and 2021 – the Covid years.

"So many of us have lost loved ones during the past two years and, due to Covid, have been unable to gather to remember and give thanks for their lives as we would have wished, says the church.

"This is an opportunity to do just that in a special time dedicated to those dear to us. Come as a family group, bring a photo of your loved one, if you wish."

For further details, contact kcmfalmouth@gmail.com

In the most recent update today (Monday), the combined number of Covid-19 related deaths in total in the Duchy’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic rose to 324.

The total number recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust since the start of the pandemic is now 260. At the Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust the figure is still 64.

The overall number of deaths in Cornwall – including deaths in care homes and other settings – now stands at 574 deaths in the 28 days since a positive Covid case.

The total number of deaths in Cornwall simply with Covid-19 on the death certificate currently stands at 657 in the most recent data available this week. It shows that eight new deaths occurred in the week leading up to Friday, October 22, the most recent date given.

Read the latest update in full here.