The number of patients who have died with Covid-19 in hospitals in the Anglia region has reached 456 according to figures released by NHS England on Sunday.

The total is up by 48 since Saturday. The daily figures do not include people who die in care homes or in the community.

The highest total in the region is at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow where the first NHS midwife has lost her life through the illness.

In a statement issued by the hospital, the family of Lynsay Coventry, 54, said: "Our hearts are broke at the loss of our loving, wonderful and caring mum, sister, daughter and grandmother."

Across the UK, the total number of deaths rose by 621 to 4,934 which is a lower increase than yesterday.

Total deaths of patients with Covid-19 at hospitals in the Anglia regionFigures from NHS England to 5pm on Saturday 4 April 2020 released on Sunday

  • 53 - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (up 7 since yesterday)

  • 49 - Basildon Hospital (unchanged)

  • 43 - East Suffolk & North Essex (up 9) with 26 in Colchester and 17 in Ipswich

  • 37 - West Herts including Watford General (up 6)

  • 32 - East & North Herts including the Lister Hospital, Stevenage (up 2)

  • 29 - Luton & Dunstable Hospital (up 2)

  • 23 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (up 4)

  • 22 - Milton Keynes Hospital (unchanged)

  • 21 - Bedford Hospital (up 3)

  • 20 - Northampton General Hospital (up 3)

  • 18 - Kettering General Hospital (up 5)

  • 17 - Southend Hospital (unchanged)

  • 17 - NW Anglia, Peterborough & Hinchingbrooke (up 1)

  • 16 - Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford (up 1)

  • 15 - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn (unchanged)

  • 13 - James Paget Hospital, Gorleston (up 1)

  • 12 - Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (up 1)

  • 9 - West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds (unchanged)

  • 7 - Essex Partnership NHS Trust (up 2)

  • 2 - Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge (up 1)

  • 1 - Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (unchanged)

The number of cases of coronavirus in the Anglia region has surged to its biggest one-day increase so far with 577 cases announced today bringing the total to 3,493.

There was a big jump in Essex, already the county in the region with highest number of cases, with a daily increase of 238 to 994. That represented a rise of 31% since Saturday. In the Southend area along there was a 28% increase in cases.

There was a 20% rise in Hertfordshire with 141 more people testing positive for Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 9am on Sunday 5 April pushing the county total to 833.

There were 3,493 confirmed cases of cornavirus in the Anglia region on Sunday 5 April 2020.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Anglia region by 9am on Sunday 5 April 2020Data from Public Health England

  • Bedfordshire - 392 cases (up 65 since yesterday)

  • Cambridgeshire - 260 cases (up 21)

  • Essex - 994 cases (up 238)

  • Hertfordshire - 833 cases (up 141)

  • Milton Keynes - 155 cases (up 6)

  • Norfolk - 279 cases (up 25)

  • Northamptonshire - 343 cases (up 41)

  • Rutland - 6 cases (no change since yesterday)

  • Suffolk - 231 cases (up 40)

The Bedfordshire figures are the local authorities of Bedford, Luton and Central Bedfordshire combined.

Cambridgeshire includes Peterborough and Essex includes Southend and Thurrock.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases went up by a fifth from Saturday to Sunday.

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