A Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust spokesperson said:
“Sadly, we can confirm that four patients who had been cared for at Royal Cornwall Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died this week.
The patients were all over 70 and had underlying health conditions.
Their 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.”