A further 17 hospital patients have died with coronavirus in the Anglia region with eight in Bedfordshire alone.

The overall number of patient deaths is the lowest daily figure reported by the NHS in the region for 11 days.

On Thursday, NHS England announced 21 deaths with 30 on the previous day. The total number of patients dying in hospitals in the Anglia region is 3,775.

Overall, since the start of the pandemic, more than 5,300 people have died in the Anglia region, including cases where Covid-19 is stated on the death certificate but was not confirmed with a positive test.

Eight of the 17 patient deaths announced in the Anglia region on Friday were in just one of the seven counties in the Anglia region - Bedfordshire.

Bedford Hospital reported a further six patients had died with coronavirus taking the total there to 180. The deaths occurred on 26th May, 1st June and 2nd June.

The Luton & Dunstable Hospital said two more patients had died on 29th May although the deaths have only just been reported in the daily NHS figures.

Two more patients have died in hospitals in Northamptonshire where the public have been warned to take extra care with maintaining the lockdown and social distancing as cases have failed to decline as fast as elsewhere.

The map shows the number of people with coronavirus who have died in each county in the Anglia region since the start of the pandemic. Credit: Data from Office of National Statistics, the NHS and the Care Quality Commission.

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

Figures from NHS England to 5pm on Thursday 4 June 2020 released on Friday

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

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

  • 276 - Basildon Hospital (unchanged)

  • 259 - Luton & Dunstable Hospital (up 2)

  • 249 - Northampton General Hospital (up 1)

  • 220 - NW Anglia, Peterborough & Hinchingbrooke (up 1)

  • 212 - Southend Hospital (up 2)

  • 201 - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (unchanged)

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

  • 191 - Kettering General Hospital (up 1)

  • 180 - Bedford Hospital (up 6)

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

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

  • 122 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (unchanged)

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

  • 114 - James Paget Hospital, Gorleston (unchanged)

  • 102 - Milton Keynes Hospital (unchanged)

There is a steady decline in the number of people dying in hospital with coronavirus in the Anglia region. Credit: Data from NHS England
  • 76 - West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds (up 1)

  • 25 - Norfolk Community Health (unchanged)

  • 24 - Fryatt Hospital, Harwich (unchanged)

  • 21 - Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge (unchanged)

  • 17 - Essex Partnership NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 10 - Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 8 - Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 8 - Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 6 - Braintree Community Hospital (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)

  • 136 - Deaths in hospitals in the East of England attributed to Covid-19 on the death certificate without a positive test (an increase of 2 since yesterday)