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Seven more people in Norfolk have died after testing positive for Covid-19

It has been confirmed that seven people in Norfolk have died after testing positive for COVID-19.

It is the highest increase in deaths in the county since the first deaths were confirmed on March 20, and it brings the toll to 18.

It comes as NHS England announced a total of 367 further people have died in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths to 1,651.

The deaths were at the James Paget University Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

In a statement, on their website James Paget University Hospital, in Great Yarmouth confirmed that two patients they were treated for coronavirus had died.

"Sadly, we can confirm that two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

"The patients who died were a woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s. Both had underlying health conditions.

"Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time."

– James Paget University Hospital

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn has also announced that three COVID-19 patients in their care had also died.

"We can confirm that sadly, two male patients, one in his 80s and one in his 90s, and a female patient in her 70s passed away at QEH between Friday 27 March and Monday 30 March.

"They had tested positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and loved ones at this time."

– Caroline Shaw Chief Executive for QEH

And a further two coronavirus patients were confirmed dead by the Norfolk and Norwich hospital.

"Sadly we can confirm that two patients who were being cared for at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died."

"The patients who died were both male, one in his 80s and one in their 90s. Both had underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time."

– Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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