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Four more coronavirus deaths in Cornwall

Four more coronavirus deaths in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:28am 6th April 2020. (Updated at 2:22pm 6th April 2020)

Another four people with coronavirus have died over the last two days in Cornwall, bringing the total death toll in the Duchy to 25.

Three of the deaths were announced on Sunday in the daily NHS data and the fourth was revealed on Monday afternoon.

Meantime official figures from Public Health England show there are currently 187 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cornwall.

Across the UK, another 621 hospital patients have died after contracting coronavirus - taking the UK's total to 4,934.

Public Health England reported an extra 555 deaths, Public Health Wales recorded 12 and the Public Health Agency said there had been seven in Northern Ireland.

According to the Department of Health, the number who have tested positive across the UK, as of 9am on Sunday, now stands at 47,806.

In England, the largest number of deaths was again reported in London, after the Midlands become the worst affected region briefly on Saturday.

But the worst hit health trust, Public Health England data showed, has been University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, where 210 people have died with Covid-19 related symptoms.

In London, the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, Barts Health Trust, Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust, and Royal Free London NHS Trust have all recorded more than 100 deaths.

The rise in the figures come after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said outdoor exercise could be banned if people flout the social distancing rules.

With temperatures rising, he stressed that sunbathing in public spaces was against government guidance, and told those who dared to disobey that they are putting their own and others' lives at risk.

The Department of Health figures also showed the number of new people tested daily in the UK for coronavirus had risen back above 10,000.

It came as Professor Stephen Powis, NHS England's national medical director, warned that while new cases of coronavirus appear to be stabilising, it was not the time to "take our foot off the pedal"

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