THREE more people have lost their lives to coronavirus in Cornwall.

The latest NHS England figures published this afternoon show that the number of deaths in the county is now at 28.

Yesterday it stood at 25.

Two of the patients died on Sunday and one on Monday.

The figures only show the number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus and later died in hospital.

All the south west as a whole there were 36 deaths.

Across England, a further 758 people who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 5,655.

Patients were aged between 23 and 102 years old.

In all, 29 of the 758 patients – aged between 23 and 99 years old – had no known underlying health condition, NHS England said.

Their families have been informed.

As of Monday afternoon there were 198 confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall.

The latest update on the number of cases will be published later.