More than 18,300 people have died with coronavirus in the Anglia region since the pandemic started in March 2020.
So far in October, 162 patients have died with Covid-19 in hospitals across the ITV Anglia region. There were 198 deaths in regional hospitals in October 2020.
In September, there were 306 hospital deaths in the region compared to 25 in September last year. In August, 225 people died in those hospitals compared to 32 during August 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 19 October and covering the period up to 8 October, the number of people dying with coronavirus in the Anglia region is still well below the peak in January but has been increasing.
In the four weeks to 1 October, 257 people died with Covid in the Anglia region. There were 282 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 latest weekly data to 8 October revealed 41 people had died in the region with Covid compared to 43 in the previous week although not all recent deaths will have yet been registered.
The highest death rate in the Anglia region has been in the Tendring area of Essex where there have been 462 deaths per 100,000 in the population. Cambridge has seen the lowest rate with 115 deaths per 100,000.
The average for the Anglia region is 251.1 deaths per 100,000.
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 18 patients had died in hospitals in the Anglia region on Tuesday 19 October which was the highest number in a single day since 8 March.
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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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