Hospital trust reports another coronavirus-related death

People can take more exercise from Wednesday. Picture : SARAH LUCY BROWN

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One more person who was being treated for coronavirus has died, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) has reported.

The trust, which manages both Ipswich and Colchester hospitals, confirmed the death of one coronavirus patient in their care on Thursday.

Nick Hulme, Chief Executive for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We can confirm that one patient in their 60s who had underlying health conditions, has sadly passed away at Ipswich Hospital.

“They had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ families and loved ones at this difficult time.”


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There were no deaths reported on Thursday at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

The most recent figures takes the number of people who have died with coronavirus at ESNEFT’s hospitals to 301, while 52 people have died at West Suffolk Hospital.

MORE: Coronavirus death toll reaches 300 at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals

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