Three more coronavirus cases confirmed in Suffolk

The number of new virus cases in the region has risen Picture: MUZZAFAR KASIM/MALAYSIA'S MINISTRY OF

The number of new virus cases in the region has risen Picture: MUZZAFAR KASIM/MALAYSIA'S MINISTRY OF HEALTH VIA AP - Credit: AP

Three further cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Suffolk by Public Health England, with Essex also seeing a rise in positive tests.

According to the government body, 13 people are confirmed to have tested positive for the virus in the county as of 9am Thursday, March 19.

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Essex also saw a rise from 27 to 31 cases overnight.

A total of 3,269 people have tested positive for the virus in the UK, with the NHS conducting a record number of 8,360 tests on Thursday.

Sadly, 144 people have died.

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