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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Suffolk and Essex has risen again - with the combined figure for both counties now more than 500.

The latest coronavirus figures for show a further 563 deaths – taking the total to 2,352 since the start of the outbreak.

A huge lights display has been put up by a Suffolk family to show support for our frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.


The largest stall on Ipswich market has been forced to close for the next few weeks because of the coronavirus crisis.

Colchester MP Will Quince says that local hospitals do have enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to help them stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak despite recent concerns.


Businesses across Suffolk are helping those in need during the coronavirus outbreak with acts of kindness.

When the Thacker family set off in their motorhome for a year-long tour of Europe, fewer than 200 people had contracted coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Yesterday, 18:48

Further coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Suffolk this evening.

A Suffolk care home has reassured staff and residents that their safety during the coronavirus outbreak is paramount, after concerns about a lack of protective equipment.

Neighbours in Cemetery Road are proving that community spirit is alive and well in Ipswich despite lockdown keeping them inside their homes.

Yesterday, 19:00

The Suffolk Emergency Fund has delivered over £200,000 to over 40 grassroots projects in its first week.

Yesterday, 15:14

An Essex pub has been ordered to stop serving customers immediately after ignoring the Prime Minister’s ban on trading during lockdown.

Yesterday, 14:47

A charity with branches throughout Suffolk is urging people to keep donations at home while their stores are closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, 12:17

An Ipswich couple hosted more than 3,000 guests at their virtual fancy dress house party in a bid to spread cheer during the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, 11:06

Children at Copleston High School have made up food boxes from surplus goods in their school’s canteen to help feed hungry Ipswich Hospital workers fighting coronavirus on the frontline.

Yesterday, 07:06

A team of street rangers forced to stop patrols of Ipswich town centre due to the coronavirus crisis have returned to their beat - after the lockdown enabled them to safely go back to work.

Mon, 21:03

A “miracle” 94-year-old supergran has thanked amazing NHS hospital staff for helping to save her life after she beat coronavirus.

Mon, 19:30

An army of student nurses from the University of Suffolk are preparing to support the health and social care system during the coronavirus crisis.

Mon, 19:02

A Sudbury couple trapped in India and suffering from coronavirus have been moved from the squalid conditions of a public hospital.

Mon, 19:00

The family of an Ipswich toddler battling a rare form of cancer are today issuing a powerful plea for people to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mon, 17:24

Three people have died at Colchester Hospital in the past 24 hours having contracted coronavirus.

Mon, 16:59

The number of patients who have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Suffolk now sits at 100 after 13 people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

Mon, 14:53

Community groups have banded together across Suffolk to help assist those most in need during the coronavirus outbreak.

Mon, 14:14

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt is self-isolating at his flat in the town after developing symptoms of coronavirus Covid-19.

Mon, 10:57

The first meals from Suffolk-based acting couple Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory’s new scheme are set to be served on Monday morning, as they aim to feed NHS staff fighting coronavirus.

Mon, 06:11

Work to restore beach huts in Brightlingsea left devastated by Storm Ciara will be delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

A couple from Mendlesham are among more than 200 British nationals who have been confined to their cabins for almost a week on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship where four people have died.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

People in Suffolk have been adapting to the first weekend of sweeping measures to restrict unnecessary movement and prevent the further spread of coronavirus.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

A pregnant mum from Suffolk said she feels empathy for midwives during the coronavirus outbreak – as union leaders warned maternity services must be ringfenced to ensure women get safe care.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Suffolk and Essex have seen another rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

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