Eight more patients who tested positive for Covid-19 have passed away in Cornwall’s hospitals.

The latest NHS England figures released today show that six people who had coronavirus died at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) and two died at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT).

At RCHT, one death was recorded on February 20th, two were recorded on February 19, one occurred on January 26 and another two on January 21.

The deaths at CFT were recorded February 21 and 20.

The data also shows that, in total, a further 42 deaths were reported across the South West.

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A spokesperson for NHS England said: “A further 372 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 81,854.

“Patients were aged between 28 and 99 years old. All except 16 (aged 44 to 99 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

“Date of death ranges from 9 December 2020 to 22 February 2021 with the majority being on or after 14 February.

“Their families have been informed.”

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

East of England – 44

London – 47

Midlands – 85

North East & Yorkshire – 46

North West – 58

South East – 50

South West – 42

Total – 372

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