A further 28 patients have died with Covid-19 in hospitals in the Anglia region according to figures released by NHS England on Sunday.

It is the highest number of daily deaths reported in any English region on Sunday apart from the North East and Yorkshire.

The Anglia region reported, on Saturday, that 24 patients has died with coronavirus with 34 on Friday and 31 on Thursday.

There is still a downward trend in the numbers dying with this illness in the region. The average number of deaths each day in the past week in the Anglia region was 27. That is down from 31 per day during the previous week.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, 3,666 patients have died in hospitals in the Anglia region.

Although regional hospital figures are collated on a daily basis, deaths in care homes and the community are only published on weekly.

Using the latest figures available from the Office of National Statistics and the Care Quality Commission, the total death toll in the region is more than 5,100.

The Luton & Dunstable Hospital has seen 256 patients dying with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Luton & Dunstable Hospital in Bedfordshire reported on Sunday that eight more patients had died with coronavirus although a number of deaths occurred earlier in the pandemic, in April, and have only just been included in the figures.

Bedford Hospital reported five patients dying between 25th and 27th May. The two hospitals in Bedfordshire have seen 424 patients dying since the start of the outbreak.

The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, reported six more patients had died although once again some of those deaths occurred a number of days ago.

Across England, the NHS reported 94 patients has died either with a positive for coronavirus or with the illness recorded on the death certificate.

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

Figures from NHS England to 5pm on Saturday 30 May 2020 released on Sunday

  • 349 - West Hertfordshire NHS Trust including Watford General (up 1 since yesterday)

  • 332 - East Suffolk & North Essex (up 1) which includes hospitals in Aldeburgh, Colchester, Felixstowe and Ipswich

  • 273 - Basildon Hospital (up 1)

  • 256 - Luton & Dunstable Hospital (up 8)

  • 239 - Northampton General Hospital (up 1)

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

  • 205 - Southend Hospital (unchanged)

  • 201 - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (unchanged)

  • 186 - Mid Essex, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford (unchanged)

  • 177 - Kettering General Hospital (up 4)

  • 168 - Bedford Hospital (up 5)

  • 156 - East & North Herts including the Lister Hospital, Stevenage (up 6)

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

  • 122 - 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
  • 70 - West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds (unchanged)

  • 23 - Fryatt Hospital, Harwich (unchanged)

  • 23 - Norfolk Community Health (unchanged)

  • 21 - 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)

  • 6 - Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 4 - Clacton Hospital (unchanged)

  • 3 - Beccles 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)

  • 122 - 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)