The number of patients dying with coronavirus in hospitals in the Anglia region has reached 2,800 with a further 800 deaths in care homes.

NHS England announced on Tuesday that a further 54 patients had died in hospitals in the area after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The daily figure on Tuesday is slightly higher than the total released on Monday of 43 with 39 deaths announced on Sunday. There is a weekend effect on the numbers with delays in reporting the information.

More detailed weekly figures are released by the Office of National Statistics on Tuesdays and they, along with information from the Care Quality Commission, have revealed that 200 residents a week are dying in care homes.

The total number of deaths in the Anglia region in hospitals, care homes, in hospices and including people dying in their own home is more than 3,800.

NHS England announced on Tuesday that a further 54 patients with coronavirus had died in hospitals in the Anglia region. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

Northampton General Hospital reported that a further four patients had died there, taking the hospital's total to 173. There have been 24 deaths of patients with coronavirus at Northampton General in the week to Sunday.

The West Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs hospitals in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans, has had the highest number of deaths in the East of England with 302.

The Fryatt Hospital in Harwich in Essex announced three more patients dying on 3rd May taking the total death toll there to 19.

Across England a further 366 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 21,750.

NHS England said the patients were aged between 29 and 99 years old and 14 of them had no known underlying health condition.

The map shows the number of coronavirus patients who have died in hospital in each county in the Anglia region. Credit: Data from NHS England

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

Figures from NHS England to 5pm on Monday 4 May 2020 released on Tuesday

  • 302 - West Hertfordshire NHS Trust including Watford General (up 2 since yesterday)

  • 269 - East Suffolk & North Essex (up 6) which includes Ipswich Hospital, Colchester Hospital and Aldeburgh Hospital

  • 247 - Basildon Hospital (up 3)

  • 196 - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (up 2)

  • 182 - Luton & Dunstable Hospital (unchanged)

  • 173 - Northampton General Hospital (up 4)

  • 158 - Mid Essex, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford (up 2)

  • 158 - Southend Hospital (up 3)

  • 130 - NW Anglia, Peterborough & Hinchingbrooke (up 2)

  • 126 - Bedford Hospital (up 2)

  • 122 - East & North Herts including the Lister Hospital, Stevenage (up 4)

  • 116 - Kettering General Hospital (up 4)

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

  • 96 - Milton Keynes Hospital (up 1)

  • 98 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (up 3)

  • 96 - Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (up 3)

  • 89 - James Paget Hospital, Gorleston (unchanged)

  • 44 - West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds (up 2)

  • 19 - Fryatt Hospital, Harwich (up 3)

  • 17 - Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge (unchanged)

  • 15 - Essex Partnership NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 9 - Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 8 - Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 7 - Norfolk Community Health (unchanged)

  • 5 - Braintree Community Hospital (up 2)

  • 4 - Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 2 - Beccles Hospital (unchanged)

  • 1 - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 1 - Clacton Hospital (unchanged)

  • 1 - Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 36 - Deaths in the East of England attributed to Covid-19 without a positive test (an increase of 3 since yesterday)

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