The NHS has reported that 19 more hospital patients have died with coronavirus in the Anglia region taking the regional total to 3,685.

The daily figure announced on Sunday was that 28 patients had passed away, which was the second highest figure of any NHS region in England that day.

The daily figures released by the NHS do not included deaths in care homes and the community. That information is released regionally on a weekly basis on a Tuesday.

When the data from last week is combined, the total death toll in the Anglia region since the coronavirus pandemic started is more than 5,100.

Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General reported seven further patient deaths on Monday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There is a slow downward trend in the number of deaths each day across the whole region. The average number each day in the past week was 28 compared with 30 the previous week.

In the past week, 196 deaths in hospitals in the Anglia region have been reported by the NHS compared with 213 the previous week.

The decline in Northamptonshire is much slower than elsewhere and last week the Medical Director of Kettering General Hospital, Prof Andrew Chilton, said the local situation was "still a serious one" and "should not be underestimated."

The latest figures reported seven more deaths in the county with a further three patients dying at Kettering General on 28th and 29th May and four more at Northampton General on 29th and 30th May.

"While it is fair to say that overall, so far, our COVID-19 deaths have not yet followed the national picture of decline, which is largely influenced by London and the West Midlands, which were first hit and hardest hit. "This suggests the local situation is still settling."

Prof Andrew Chilton, Medical Director, Kettering General Hospital

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

Figures from NHS England to 5pm on Sunday 31 May 2020 released on Monday

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

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

  • 275 - Basildon Hospital (up 2)

  • 256 - Luton & Dunstable Hospital (unchanged)

  • 243 - Northampton General Hospital (up 4)

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

  • 205 - Southend Hospital (unchanged)

  • 201 - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (unchanged)

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

  • 180 - Kettering General Hospital (up 3)

  • 168 - Bedford Hospital (unchanged)

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

  • 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)

  • 24 - Norfolk Community Health (up 1)

  • 23 - Fryatt Hospital, Harwich (unchanged)

  • 21 - Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge (unchanged)

  • 17 - Essex Partnership NHS Trust (up 1)

  • 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)

  • 125 - 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)