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Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Suffolk and Essex nears 4000

PUBLISHED: 18:32 02 May 2020 | UPDATED: 18:32 02 May 2020

Over 3600 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in Suffolk and Essex. Pictured is Bury St Edmunds town centre during lockdown  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Over 3600 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in Suffolk and Essex. Pictured is Bury St Edmunds town centre during lockdown Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Government stats show that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Suffolk and Essex is getting close to 4000.

Data released by the Government on Saturday afternoon showed that in Suffolk, there are now 1076 confirmed cases of coronavirus, while over the border in Essex there are 2615 cases.

Nationally, 1,129,907 tests have been carried out, of which 105,937 were carried out on Friday alone.

Of these 182,260 tests have now come back positive; an increase of 4806 since Friday.

In total, 28,131 have died in the UK, the figures cover all settings including hospitals and other care facilities.

The figures showed an increase of 621 deaths from Friday.

Of these, nine were reported at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex.

READ MORE: Nine new coronavirus related deaths reported at Suffolk and north Essex hospitals


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