Coronavirus patient dies at Royal Cornwall Hospital


A patient who tested positive for coronavirus has died at Royal Cornwall Hospital.
The latest figures from NHS England – released today and covering deaths confirmed within 24 hours until 4 p.m. yesterday (December 17) – show the death occurred in Treliske.

On December 16, CornwallLive reported the first Covid-related deaths recorded in Cornwall since December 2, which in itself was the first in almost two weeks.

Today’s figures show there have been 19 deaths in the southwest in the past 24 hours.

Across the rest of the country, an additional 298 people who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals across England to 45,783.

An NHS England statement said: “The patients were between 35 and 100 years old. All but eight (aged 60 to 97) had known underlying health problems.

“The date of death is from November 4 to December 17. ”

Cornwall has seen 62 other positive coronaviruses in the latest figures.

While the latest daily Covid-19 figures, released Thursday, December 17, are down 14 from Wednesday’s daily total of 76 cases, this is a drastic increase from the previous week.

On Monday, December 7, the county recorded 16 new cases. As of Tuesday, December 8, the county recorded just nine positive cases of Covid-19.

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region is as follows:

East of England – 35

London – 47

Midlands – 58

North East and Yorkshire – 58

North West – 52

South-East – 48

South West – 19



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