Coronavirus deaths in the Anglia region at their lowest level for nine days
The daily total of patients dying in hospitals in the Anglia region with coronavirus was 46 on Monday, the lowest figure since 11 April.
But experts are warning that it is too early to determine if it is a permanent trend as there are often delays in the reporting of the data over the weekend.
The total number of people dying in hospitals in the Anglia region has now reached 1,810. The daily figure announced on Monday was 46 compared with 70 on Sunday and 92 on Saturday.
The data is released by NHS England and covers the period to 5pm on Sunday 19 April. It does not currently include people who have died in care homes, in hospices or in the community.
There were a further nine deaths at Basildon Hospital, where the total now stands at 189. The patients died between the 17th and 19th April.
Across Essex, 683 patients have died in hospitals and medical units in the county.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn in Norfolk reported five more patients has passed away with coronavirus with the total for the unit now at 61.
The news comes as the health service announced three NHS workers in the Anglia region had died with the virus including a healthcare assistant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Across England, a further 429 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 14,829.
NHS England said the patients were aged between 40 and 101 years old and 15 of the them 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 Saturday 19 April 2020 released on Monday
189 - Basildon Hospital (up 9 since yesterday)
173 - East Suffolk & North Essex (up 7) which includes 78 at Ipswich Hospital and 95 at Colchester Hospital
161 - West Herts including Watford General (up 3)
159 - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (up 3)
117 - Luton & Dunstable Hospital (up 1)
114 - Southend Hospital (unchanged)
106 - Northampton General Hospital (unchanged)
104 - Mid Essex, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford (unchanged)
89 - East & North Herts including the Lister Hospital, Stevenage (up 2)
78 - Bedford Hospital (up 1)
73 - Milton Keynes Hospital (up 2)
72 - NW Anglia, Peterborough & Hinchingbrooke (up 1)
67 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (up 3)
66 - Kettering General Hospital (up 2)
61 - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn (up 5)
58 - James Paget Hospital, Gorleston (up 3)
49 - Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (unchanged)
23 - West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds (up 1)
11 - Essex Partnership NHS Trust (unchanged)
11 - Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge (up 1)
10 - Fryatt Hospital, Harwich (unchanged)
6 - Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (up 1)
4 - Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust (unchanged)
3 - Norfolk Community Health (unchanged)
2 - Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust (unchanged)
1 - Beccles Hospital (unchanged)
1 - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Trust (unchanged)
1 - Clacton Hospital (unchanged)
1 - Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Trust (up 1)
The rise in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Anglia region is also continuing to slow. The daily percentage increase has been below 10% for ten consecutive days with a rise of 3% announced on Monday.
According to figures released by Public Health England, the number of new cases in the region went up by 276 to 9,016 during the period to 9am on Monday 20 April.
The largest proportionate increase was in Suffolk where the confirmed Covid-19 cases went up by 6% from 618 to 656.
Bedfordshire has been the greater number of cases per head of population with 175 people in every 100,000 of the population becoming infected. The figure in Cambridgeshire is 78 people infected per 100,000 of population.
Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Anglia region by 9am on Monday 20 April 2020
Data from Public Health England
Bedfordshire - 1,171 cases (up 51 since yesterday)
Cambridgeshire - 667 cases (up 29)
Essex - 2,377 cases (up 62)
Hertfordshire - 1,864 cases (up 56)
Milton Keynes - 390 cases (up 15)
Norfolk - 997 cases (up 20)
Northamptonshire - 882 cases (up 5)
Rutland - 12 cases (unchanged)
Suffolk - 656 cases (up 38)
The Bedfordshire figures are the local authorities of Bedford, Luton and Central Bedfordshire combined. Cambridgeshire includes Peterborough and Essex includes Southend and Thurrock.
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