Two other coronavirus deaths recorded in Cornwall according to the latest figures

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Two other people died in Cornwall after testing positive for COVID-19, according to the latest figures.

One death has been reported by the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the other at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths in Cornwall to 80.

Of the deaths recorded, 24 of the coronavirus deaths in Cornwall were recorded by the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and 56 by the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the border, three other deaths have been recorded in Devon, for a total of 151.

Nationally, the NHS England announced 370 new deaths from people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals in England to 20,853.

The patients were 38 to 100 years old. 25 of 370 patients (aged 43 to 91) had no known underlying medical condition.

Their families have been informed.

Of the 370 new deaths announced today:

– 75 occurred on May 1

– 149 occurred on April 30

– 52 occurred on April 29

The figures also show that 85 of the new deaths occurred between April 1 and April 28, while the remaining nine deaths occurred in March, with the first death occurring on March 13.

The NHS England publishes daily updated figures showing the dates of each coronavirus death in hospitals in England, often including previously unreported deaths that occurred several days or even weeks ago. This is due to the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed positive for Covid-19, for post mortem exams to be processed and for test data to be validated.

Figures released today by NHS England show that April 8 continues to have the highest number of hospital deaths in a single day, with a current total of 864.

The Southwest as a whole still has fewer than 1,000 (947) deaths from COVID-19 recorded – less than half the number of deaths in any other region.

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