The NHS has reported on Saturday that a further 12 patients have died with coronavirus in hospitals in the Anglia region - the highest daily figure for a week.

It means that since the start of the pandemic, 4,011 people have now died in all the hospitals in the Anglia region, which includes the East of England, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes.

When the number of people who have died with Covid-19 in care homes, hospices and in the community are included, the total death toll in the Eastern Counties is more than 5,700.

The NHS reported two hospital deaths in the Anglia region in its Friday figures and 11 on both Wednesday and Thursday. Saturday's figure is the highest since 16 deaths were announced last Saturday.

Patients have died in recent days at Basildon and Southend hospitals in Essex and at Northampton General and Kettering General hospitals in Northamptonshire.

The North West Anglia NHS Trust, which runs Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, reported a further three patients had died between the 24th and 26th June.

Essex and Northamptonshire have seen more deaths from coronavirus in June than other parts of the Anglia region. Northampton General Hospital has seen 47 patients dying in June and there have been 26 deaths at Kettering Hospital.

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.

Hospitals or NHS Trusts in the Anglia region with more than a 100 coronavirus deaths

Figures from NHS England to 5pm on Friday 26th June 2020 released on Saturday

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

  • 346 - East Suffolk & North Essex (unchanged) which includes hospitals in Aldeburgh, Colchester, Felixstowe and Ipswich

  • 301 - Basildon Hospital (up 1)

  • 291 - Northampton General Hospital (up 1)

  • 275 - Luton & Dunstable Hospital (unchanged)

  • 233 - NW Anglia, Peterborough & Hinchingbrooke (up 3)

  • 232 - Southend Hospital (up 1)

  • 212 - Kettering General Hospital (up 1)

  • 201 - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (unchanged)

  • 201 - Bedford Hospital (unchanged)

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

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

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

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

  • 123 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (unchanged)

  • 116 - James Paget Hospital, Gorleston (unchanged)

  • 103 - Milton Keynes Hospital (unchanged)

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