The NHS has announced a further 42 hospital patients have died with coronavirus in the Anglia region bringing the total to 3,548.

It is the highest daily death toll since last Wednesday when 48 deaths were reported in the region.

It is much higher than the figures released on Monday and Tuesday, which were 11 and 18 respectively. Part of Wednesday's increase is likely to be due to delays in reporting after the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Luton & Dunstable Hospital in Bedfordshire reported seven more patients had died with Covid-19 between 18th and 23rd May. The total number of deaths at the hospital is now 242.

Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford saw a further four patients dying with coronavirus between 22nd and 26th May.

Six more patients have died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. The deaths occurred between the 15th and 23rd May but have only just been included in Wednesday's figures.

The Norfolk & Norwich Hospital reported three patients had died with coronavirus on Sunday and Monday taking the total to 120.

A further seven patients have died at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital in Bedfordshire taking the total since the start of the outbreak to 242. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The NHS figures do not include people with Covid-19 who pass away in care homes or in the community. That information is available at a local level only on a weekly basis.

When the data released by the Office of National Statistics on Tuesday is included, the regional death toll rises to more than 5,000.

The overall number of people dying each week in the Anglia region has been falling for a month.

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

Figures from NHS England to 5pm on Tuesday 26 May 2020 released on Wednesday

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

  • 324 - East Suffolk & North Essex (up 4) which includes Ipswich Hospital, Colchester Hospital and Aldeburgh Hospital

  • 268 - Basildon Hospital (up 1)

  • 242 - Luton & Dunstable Hospital (up 7)

  • 227 - Northampton General Hospital (up 1)

  • 200 - Southend Hospital (up 3)

  • 199 - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (unchanged)

  • 196 - NW Anglia, Peterborough & Hinchingbrooke (unchanged)

  • 183 - Mid Essex, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford (up 4)

  • 163 - Bedford Hospital (up 3)

  • 164 - Kettering General Hospital (unchanged)

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

  • 141 - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn (up 6)

  • 120 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (up 3)

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

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

  • 102 - Milton Keynes Hospital (up 1)

The map shows the number of patients with coronavirus who have died in hospital in each county in the Anglia region. Credit: Data from NHS England
  • 67 - West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds (unchanged)

  • 22 - Fryatt Hospital, Harwich (unchanged)

  • 21 - Norfolk Community Health (unchanged)

  • 19 - Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge (unchanged)

  • 16 - Essex Partnership NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 10 - Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 8 - Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 6 - Braintree Community Hospital (unchanged)

  • 5 - Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 3 - Beccles Hospital (unchanged)

  • 3 - Clacton Hospital (unchanged)

  • 2 - Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 2 - St Peter's Hospital, Maldon (unchanged)

  • 1 - Halstead Hospital (unchanged)

  • 1 - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 107 - Deaths in hospitals in the East of England attributed to Covid-19 on the death certificate without a positive test (an increase of 3 since yesterday)

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