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Sharp rise in Covid-19 deaths in the Anglia region as total passes 800

The number of deaths of hospital patients with coronavirus in the Anglia region is now more than 800. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images

There has been a sharp rise in the number of hospital patients dying with coronavirus in the Anglia region.

The number of people who have passed away in hospitals in the area after being tested positive with Covid-19 has risen by 129 in the past 24 hours according to the latest figures from NHS England. It is the largest one-day rise in the number of deaths.

The total number of deaths in hospitals in the Anglia region is now 816 in the period up to 5pm on Wednesday 8 April.

Basildon Hospital in Essex reported 24 deaths in the latest daily figures although they occurred between 31st March and 8th April with seven deaths on Monday and five on Tuesday.

There have been a total of 90 deaths at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.

Kettering Hospital in Northamptonshire reported 12 deaths between the 3rd and 6th April.

Across England, a further 765 patients with coronavirus have died bringing the total to 7,248. The people were aged between 24 and 103 and 43 of the 765 had no known underlying health condition.

Total number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 at hospitals in the Anglia region

Figures from NHS England to 5pm on Wednesday 8 April 2020 released on Thursday

  • 90 - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (up 9 since yesterday)
  • 84 - Basildon Hospital (up 24)
  • 66 - East Suffolk & North Essex (up 9)
  • 61 - West Herts including Watford General (up 18)
  • 55 - Mid Essex, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford (up 9)
  • 51 - Luton & Dunstable Hospital (up 5)
  • 51 - East & North Herts including the Lister Hospital, Stevenage (up 5)
  • 48 - Southend Hospital (up 5)
  • 43 - Milton Keynes Hospital (up 4)
  • 36 - Northampton General Hospital (up 6)
  • 33 - Bedford Hospital (up 2)
  • 34 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (up 4)
  • 34 - Kettering General Hospital (up 12)
  • 31 - NW Anglia, Peterborough & Hinchingbrooke (up 6)
  • 30 - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn (up 6)
  • 23 - James Paget Hospital, Gorleston (up 2)
  • 18 - Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (up 1)
  • 11 - West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds (up 1)
  • 7 - Essex Partnership NHS Trust (unchanged)
  • 3 - Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge (up 1)
  • 1 - Clacton Hospital (up 1)
  • 1 - Fryatt Hospital, Harwich (up 1)
  • 1 - Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (unchanged)
  • 1 - Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust (up 1)
A member of hospital staff wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) Credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images

While there was a sharp rise in the number of deaths in the Anglia region, there was more encouraging news on the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19.

The increase in the number of positive tests was the lowest daily rise in almost a month at just 6%.

The number of cases by 9am on Thursday 9 April rose by 283 to a total of 4,984, according to figures released by Public Health England.

Essex is the county in the region with the highest number of cases at 1,444.

The largest percentage increases were in Norfolk where cases rose by 52 to 438 and in Milton Keynes where they were up 26 to 221. In both cases the rise was 13% since yesterday.

The rise in coronavirus cases in the Anglia region on Thursday as the smallest percentage increase since 12 March. Credit: Data from Public Health England

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Anglia region by 9am on Thursday 9 April 2020

Data from Public Health England

  • Bedfordshire - 547 cases (up 34 since yesterday)
  • Cambridgeshire - 375 cases (up 17)
  • Essex - 1,444 cases (up 73)
  • Hertfordshire - 1,090 cases (up 58)
  • Milton Keynes - 221 cases (up 26)
  • Norfolk - 438 cases (up 52)
  • Northamptonshire - 547 cases (up 11)
  • Rutland - 8 cases (unchanged)
  • Suffolk - 314 cases (up 11)

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 coronavirus cases in the Anglia region rose from 4,701 to 4,984 on Thursday 9 April 2020. Credit: Data from Public Health England

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