The number of coronavirus deaths to date in hospitals in Devon and Cornwall

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As the number of positive coronavirus tests continues to increase every day, the number of deaths unfortunately suffers.

On March 5, a Reading patient was the first person in the UK to die after being diagnosed with COVID-19 after the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust confirmed the death.

Since then, another 6,158 patients have died across the country after contracting the virus, which has so far infected 55,242 people, the government said.

The first deaths in Devon and Cornwall occurred on March 20 when the Torbay and the South Devon NHS Foundation Trust confirmed that two people had died while receiving coronavirus treatment at Torbay Hospital.

The following day, the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust announced that four patients had died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske.

Derriford Hospital in Plymouth became the next site to register a coronavirus death before the first two COVID-19 patients who died at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital were confirmed.

Since the first deaths recorded in these hospitals, the overall figure for the two counties has risen to 79.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust may have unsurprisingly, since it is the only NHS Trust in the county, to have recorded the majority of these deaths and following the last update earlier today ( April 7), its total is 28.

The second highest count is from Torbay Hospital, where 19 patients died after another death was confirmed today.

Plymouth NHS Trust University Hospitals has the third highest figure in the two counties with 17, with two others registered today by the NHS England.

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust recorded the least deaths in the two counties with 15.

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