A Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust spokesperson said:
“Sadly, we can confirm two patients who had been cared for at Royal Cornwall Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.
The patients both died yesterday. One was in their late 50s and one in their 70s. Sadly both had underlying health conditions.
The families have been informed about the cause of death and are following national guidance.
Our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time. Out of respect for their privacy we will not be commenting further.”