Coronavirus cases in East of England pass 6,000 mark

The lockdown has effectively pushed the country into recession. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The lockdown has effectively pushed the country into recession. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

There are now more than 6,000 cases of coronavirus in the East of England as another 100 were confirmed in Suffolk and Essex on Easter Monday.

The government has announced that a further 351 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the East of England taking the total cases up to 6,002.

In Suffolk there are another 36 cases, making a total of 458 in the county.

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Meanwhile in Essex a further 66 cases have been confirmed taking the total there up to 1,484.

The East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) announced that six patients had died in the last 24 hours at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals after testing positive for the virus.


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There were a further 717 coronavirus-related deaths in the UK announced today and the total nationwide death toll passed 10,000 yesterday on Easter Sunday.

The total number of cases in the UK has now reached 88,621 after testing 290,720 people across the country.

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