Latest data on the number of people who have died with Covid in the Anglia region

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More than 17,500 people have died with coronavirus in the Anglia region since the pandemic started in March 2020.

The NHS releases daily figures of those dying in hospital with coronavirus and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) collates information on death registrations every week.

The weekly data from the ONS includes people who have died in any location, not just hospitals. It includes deaths in care homes, hospices and those who die at home. It relies on the deaths being officially registered so there is a time lag of up to a fortnight before the information is released.

The ONS data includes those who have died with Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate.

According to the ONS figures released on Tuesday 27 July and covering the period up to 16 July, the number of people dying with coronavirus in the Anglia region is still at very low levels but is increasing.

In the four weeks to 9 July, 34 people died with Covid in the Anglia region. There were 27 deaths in the previous four week period.

At the peak of the second wave of the pandemic, nearly 1,500 people died with coronavirus in the Anglia region in a single week in January.

The number of people dying with coronavirus in the Anglia region in the past two months Credit: Data from the Office for National Statistics

The latest weekly data to 9 July revealed 12 people had died in the region with Covid compared to 10 in the previous week.

The highest death rate in the Anglia region has been in the Tendring area of Essex where there have been 449 deaths per 100,000 in the population. Cambridge has seen the lowest rate with 107 deaths per 100,000.

The average for the Anglia region is 240.5 deaths per 100,000.

Clickable map showing the number of people who have died with coronavirus in each local council area of the Anglia region

The darker shading on the map indicates the areas where there have been more deaths per 100,000 people in the population

Deaths in hospitals in the ITV Anglia region

Although NHS England reports daily death figures for patients in hospital, it is not the number of people who have died that day - the deaths may have occurred over a number of the previous days.

The NHS reported that seven patients had died in hospitals in the Anglia region on Friday 23 July, which was the highest number on a single day for three months.

Bar charts showing the number of coronavirus deaths in each part of the Anglia region

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The Anglia region consists of the East of England counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk along with Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and Rutland

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