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Statement on fifth COVID-19 death in Cornwall

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

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has confirmed the patient, who had been cared for at Royal Cornwall Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

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

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

Our thoughts go out to their family and friends at this difficult time.

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.

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Story posted on 22 March, 2020