Babergh care homes had 10 coronavirus-related deaths last week

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The latest number of people to have died in Suffolk last week after testing positive for coronavirus has been revealed. - Credit: Archant

A total of 31 coronavirus patients died in Suffolk last week, statistics have revealed - with the highest concentration being in care homes in the Babergh district.

The figures show a rise of 11 Covid-related deaths from the previous week.

The latest figures, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show how many people died after testing positive for the virus in the week between November 28 and December 4.

The highest number of deaths where Covid-19 was a factor was in Babergh, where 10 people died in care homes and two in hospital.

In East Suffolk, a total of 10 people died after testing positive for the virus - five in care homes, two at home and three in hospital.

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In Mid Suffolk, there was one care home death, one at home and three in hospital.

In Ipswich, four Covid-19 patients died in hospital - but there were no coronavirus-related deaths in West Suffolk.

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The week previously, from November 21 to 27, a total of 11 people died in Babergh care homes after testing positive.

An additional nine patients died in other areas of Suffolk, bringing the total in the county to 20.

Going back to the latest figures,  in north Essex there were no coronavirus-related deaths in care homes and most people who tested positive for the virus died in hospitals - four in Colchester, one in Braintree and four in Tendring.

One person also died in a hospice in Tendring after testing positive for Covid-19.

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The number of people to have died in the week-long period from all causes has also been revealed, showing nearly 50% of people who died in Babergh care homes had tested positive for the virus.

Since the start of the year, there have been a total of 102 coronavirus deaths in Babergh care homes.

There were five outbreaks in homes recorded in the week of November 19. 

One of which was at Magdalen House care home in Hadleigh, where 33 staff members and 12 residents tested positive.

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