The NHS has reported 31 more patients have died in hospital with Covid-19 taking to the total for the Anglia region to 3,579 since the start of the pandemic.

It is a lower figure than the 42 deaths reported in the region's hospitals on Wednesday but higher than Sunday and Monday when 11 and 18 deaths were announced.

Over the past week, the average daily death toll reported by the NHS in the region has been 28 a day. That is lower than the 31 deaths per day being reported during the previous seven days.

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.

Kettering General Hospital reported an additional five patients had died taking the total number of deaths there to 169.

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

Figures from NHS England to 5pm on Wednesday 27 May 2020 released on Thursday

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

  • 326 - East Suffolk & North Essex (up 2) which includes Ipswich Hospital, Colchester Hospital and Aldeburgh Hospital

  • 270 - Basildon Hospital (up 2)

  • 245 - Luton & Dunstable Hospital (up 3)

  • 227 - Northampton General Hospital (unchanged)

  • 201 - Southend Hospital (up 1)

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

  • 200 - NW Anglia, Peterborough & Hinchingbrooke (up 4)

  • 186 - Mid Essex, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford (up 3)

  • 163 - Bedford Hospital (unchanged)

  • 169 - Kettering General Hospital (up 5)

  • 149 - East & North Herts including the Lister Hospital, Stevenage (up 1)

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

  • 120 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (unchanged)

  • 118 - Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (unchanged)

  • 112 - James Paget Hospital, Gorleston (unchanged)

  • 102 - Milton Keynes Hospital (unchanged)

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
  • 68 - West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds (up 1)

  • 22 - Fryatt Hospital, Harwich (unchanged)

  • 22 - Norfolk Community Health (up 1)

  • 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)

  • 4 - Clacton Hospital (up 1)

  • 2 - Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Trust (unchanged)

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

  • 1 - Halstead Hospital (unchanged)

  • 1 - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 112 - Deaths in hospitals in the East of England attributed to Covid-19 on the death certificate without a positive test (an increase of 5 since yesterday)