The NHS has announced that fourteen coronavirus deaths at Ipswich Hospital were not reported due to an 'administrative error'.

Seventeen patients had tested positive for COVID-19 at Colchester and Ipswich hospital.

Three at Colchester Hospital and fourteen at Ipswich Hospital.

The NHS says it is the first time any deaths at Ipswich Hospital have been announced and they cover a three week period.

The error was immediately corrected once it was identified.

"I apologise for any confusion or distress caused by this oversight.

Nick Hulme, Chief Executive of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust