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Two more people die of coronavirus in Cornwall

Two more people die of coronavirus in Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 5:06pm 23rd March 2020. (Updated at 10:55am 24th March 2020)

Two more people in Cornwall have died from coronavirus according to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

A spokesperson from the trust said both deaths were at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske. 

It now brings the number of deaths in the Duchy to seven. 

In a statement, the trust said:

“Sadly, we can confirm two patients who had been cared for at Royal Cornwall Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

"The patients both died yesterday. One was in their late 50s and one in their 70s. Sadly both had underlying health conditions.

"The families have 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 spokesperson

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