17 more coronavirus related deaths confirmed in Suffolk and north Essex
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A further 17 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Suffolk and north Essex.
It has been confirmed today that 16 people have died at Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals after contracting COVID-19.
It was also announced that one patient died at West Suffolk Hospital having contracted coronavirus, meaning a total of 137 people have now died in the region. MORE: Sign up to our coronavirus newsletter hereThe new figures come as the government confirmed 778 people died across the UK having tested positive for the virus, with the total number of deaths now sitting at 12,107.
A further 5,252 people tested positive for the virus meaning that 93,873 people have now had coronavirus in the UK.
Despite the official daily figures it is widely accepted that there are more unconfirmed cases across the region and the country.
MORE: Join our coronavirus Facebook page hereThe government is expected to extend the lockdown measures which currently limit the movement of the public in the UK later this week.
The initial three week period suggested by Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to conclude this week, however it is expected to continue.