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Increase in number of patients with Covid at Royal Cornwall Hospital over new year weekend

The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro has seen an increase in the number of inpatients with Covid-19 over the four days from New Year’s Eve.

As of December 31 there were around 36 patients being treated for the virus at hospitals across the county – “around 25” at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance with a further 11 in the Duchy’s community hospitals.

However, this has risen over the weekend.

Although they did not give an exact figure as it changes day by day, a spokesperson for the main hospital at Treliske, Truro, said: “We have seen an increase in the number of inpatients with a Covid positive diagnosis over the last four days.”

There were a further 1,332 cases of coronavirus recorded across Cornwall in the week to December 29, according to official figures released yesterday. Read from source….