Health & Social Care

No new Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall’s hospitals in the past 24 hours

By Anne North There have been no further Covid-19 deaths reported in Cornwall’s hospitals in the past 24 hours.  The number remains at 70. Nationally, a further 329 people,...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s hospitals have now seen 70 deaths

By Peter Tremayne The total number of Covid-19 hospital deaths in Cornwall has now reached 70, with 21 at the Helston community hospital and 49 at the Royal Cornwall...

Fewer people died in Cornwall in March than in previous years, according to the Office for National Statistics

By Peter Tremayne The need for more detailed information about Covid-19 deaths has been highlighted by Office for National Statistics data which suggests that the overall total number of...

EYEWITNESS EXCLUSIVE: “I have seen the future, and it doesn’t work” – government’s Covid-19 testing regime leaves Cornwall out in the cold

By Peter Tremayne One of the first key workers to use one of the government’s new Covid-19 testing centres has told Cornwall Reports of the complex challenges which seem...

Two more Covid-19 deaths at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro

By Julia Penhaligon Two more patients have died of Covid-19 at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, bringing the total there to 49.  Nineteen have died at the Helston community...

Covid-19 testing for all key workers goes live – but not in Cornwall

By Anne North The Local Resilience Forum for Devon and Cornwall has started inviting members of the public to contact it directly with requests for Covid-19 testing, and Personal...

Cornwall waits for clarity, as government ponders a lockdown extension which would ban Boardmasters and the Royal Cornwall Show

By Graham Smith High-profile outdoor events in Cornwall, including the Boardmasters festival at Newquay and the rescheduled Royal Cornwall Show at Wadebridge, are waiting anxiously for the government to...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s hospital have now recorded 63 deaths

By Graham Smith The National Health Service has recorded one more Covid-19 death at the Helston community hospital in the past 24 hours, bringing Cornwall’s total number of hospital...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s rate of confirmed new cases appears to have peaked

By Julia Penhaligon The NHS yesterday (Tuesday) confirmed 10 more cases of Covid-19 in Cornwall, bringing the total to 410 – an increase of only 2.5% over the previous...

Three more Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall, bringing total so far to 62

By Graham Smith A further three Covid-19 patients have died at the Helston community hospital, which is being used for palliative care. Their deaths brings the total of Covid-19...

Camelford Show falls victim to the Covid-19 lockdown

By Julia Penhaligon The Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis has claimed another of Cornwall’s agricultural shows.  The Camelford Show, due to have taken place on 12th August, has been cancelled for...

The number of Cornwall’s confirmed Covid-19 cases rises by only 4 – and now stands at 400

By Anne North The number of confirmed Covid-19 Coronavirus cases in Cornwall yesterday (Monday) reached 400 - a rise of only 4 cases on the previous day. If accurate,...

Cornwall Council has managed to find 125,000 face masks for care workers and doctors. By next week, the council will need 125,000 more

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council leader Julian German has given more details about the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment for care workers and doctors. Mr German has told councillors...

Cornwall’s Covid-19 death toll, for hospitals only, is now 59

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One more Covid-19 death has been recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, in the past 24 hours, bringing the total there to 46.  With 13...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall appears to see a drop in the numbers of patients presenting with Covid-19 symptoms

By Anne North The rate at which people in Cornwall are seeking advice – and testing – for the Covid-19 Coronavirus appears to have slowed dramatically over the past...

One more Covid-19 death in Cornwall, where total fatalities are now less than half those in Gloucestershire

By Peter Tremayne There has been one more Covid-19 death recorded in Cornwall’s hospitals in the past 24 hours, taking the latest toll to 58.  There is still no...

We need clarity about Cornwall’s Covid-19 care home deaths, says chairman of council’s scrutiny committee

By Graham Smith The chairman of an important Cornwall Council scrutiny committee has added his voice to calls for County Hall to publish what it knows about Covid-19 Coronavirus...

Cornwall’s hospitals have now recorded 57 Covid-19 deaths

By Julia Penhaligon The Covid-19 Coronavirus has now claimed at least 57 lives in Cornwall’s hospitals, and more than 20 in care homes.  The exact figure for care homes...

Lift the Covid-19 lockdown early in Cornwall, says former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

By Graham Smith Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested that the Covid-19 lockdown could be lifted in Cornwall, before the rest of the country. Mr Hunt, who is...

Cornwall’s Covid-19 hospital death toll reaches 50

By Graham Smith The number of Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall’s hospitals has now reached 50, after a further three were recorded at Helston and another one at the Royal...