Latest figures show coronavirus cases rise by five in East of England

The Government has issued its latest update on coronavirus Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The Government has issued its latest update on coronavirus Victoria Jones/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The number of cases of coronavirus in the East of England have gone up from 24 to 29.

The Government’s most recent data, which is provided daily, has shown a further increase in the number of cases in our region.

The data covers the whole of the East of England; which includes Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and a number of other counties.

Individualised figures for each county are expected later on.

On Monday one case of the disease was confirmed in Suffolk.

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It is believed that the person had recently travelled to Italy.

No further information is known about the person or where they are being treated at this time.

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Nationally, six people have died from the disease while the number of people with the disease has gone up to 373.

READ MORE: Everything we know so far about coronavirus in Suffolk

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