Two more coronavirus patients have died in the Anglia region

More than 4,150 patients have died with coronavirus in hospitals in the Anglia region since the start of the pandemic. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The NHS has announced that a further two patients have died with Covid-19 in hospitals in the Anglia region.

One of the deaths was at Southend Hospital in Essex on 21 July but has only just been included in the figures.

In follows the announcement by the NHS on Wednesday that two more patients had died in the East of England and a further deaths two were reported on Tuesday.

Since the start of the pandemic, 6,021 people have died with coronavirus in hospitals, care homes and in the community in the area.

The total figure includes people who have died without a positive test for Covid-19 but where the condition was declared on death certificates.

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

There is growing concern about the increase in new coronavirus cases in Northamptonshire. A further 28 new positive tests were reported by Public Health England out of a total of 58 across the entire Anglia region.

Northamptonshire has seen a 70% rise in reported new cases in the past week compared with the week before - up from 82 in the week to 30 July compared with 145 in the week to 6th August.

In the past week, there have been 507 new cases in the region compared to 467 new cases in the previous seven days.

The new infections are still rising faster than the rest of the region and the rest of the country in NorthamptonshirePeterborough and Luton.

Positive tests for coronavirus in the Anglia region since the start of the pandemic (Data from Public Health England)

  • 4,259 cases in Bedfordshire - up 90 (2.2%) in the past week

  • 3,812 cases in Cambridgeshire - up 73 (2.0%) in the past week

  • 7,027 cases in Essex - up 82 (1.2%) in the past week

  • 4,340 cases in Hertfordshire - up 60 (1.4%) in the past week

  • 889 cases in Milton Keynes - up 13 (1.5%) in the past week

  • 2,924 cases in Norfolk - up 29 (1.0%) in the past week

  • 3,645 cases in Northamptonshire - up 145 (4.1%) in the past week

  • 100 cases in Rutland - no change in the past week

  • 2,697 cases in Suffolk - up 13 (2.3%) in the past week

Across the UK, the increase in new coronavirus cases in the past week was 5,833 which was up 1.9%.