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Fifth coronavirus death in Cornwall

Fifth coronavirus death in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:17pm 22nd March 2020. (Updated at 8:51pm 23rd March 2020)

A fifth person has died in Cornwall in relation to coronavirus.

Officials have confirmed that the patient was in their 60s and had underlying health conditions.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust says that they had tested positive for Covid-19 and had been cared for at Treliske.

Their family has been told about the cause of death.

It comes after the first four coronavirus-related deaths in the Duchy were confirmed on Saturday.

“Sadly, we can confirm that a patient who had been cared for at Royal Cornwall Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

"The patient was in their 60’s and had underlying health conditions.

"The family has been informed about the cause of death and are following national guidance.

Our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.

"Out of respect for their privacy we will not be commenting further.”

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Cornwall Council is urging everyone to follow the government advice on staying at home.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the fifth death in Cornwall relating to Coronavirus."

They added: "We are continuing to work closely with our health colleagues to support their efforts to manage Coronavirus.

"We urge everyone to follow the Government’s advice on staying at home, especially for our older residents and people with underlying health conditions."

Cornwall Council

Please see www.gov.uk/coronavirus for all latest advice.

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