One further coronavirus related death reported at hospital trust

PUBLISHED: 14:56 01 June 2020 | UPDATED: 17:29 01 June 2020

One further coronavirus related death has been reported Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

One further coronavirus related death has been reported Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


One coronavirus related death has been reported by a hospital trust in our region.

The death came from the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust which runs Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals.

It’s not clear at this stage which of the hospitals the death was reported at.

Confirmation from the trust is expected in due course.

No further deaths were reported at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Nationally, in the 24-hour period up to 9am on Monday, 128,437 tests were carried out or dispatched with 1,570 positive results.

Overall, a total of 4,484,340 tests have been carried out and 276,332 cases have been confirmed positive.

It the government’s daily press conference, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said 39,045 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Sunday.

The figure was up by 556 from the 38,489 deaths announced on Sunday but Mr Hancock said the figures had increased by only 111. The Department of Health has yet to explain the discrepancy.

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