Two more coronavirus related deaths reported in Suffolk

Six more people have died in the region's hospitals after contracting Covid-19, including three peop

Six more people have died in the region's hospitals after contracting Covid-19, including three people in Bury St Edmunds Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Two new coronavirus related deaths have been reported in Suffolk, according to the latest NHS figures.

Both deaths came at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds on June 2.

Dr Stephen Dunn, chief executive for the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We can confirm that sadly two patients with underlying health conditions, one in their 80s and one in their 50s, have passed away at West Suffolk Hospital. They had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with their families and loved ones at this difficult time.”

The East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust which runs Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals did not report any further deaths on Thursday.

The total for Thursday was lower than the same time last week, when three deaths where reported in the area.

The latest data brings the total number of deaths reported this week in Suffolk and north Essex to nine.

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On Tuesday, no new deaths were reported in our region for the first time since March.

Nationally, 39,728 people are known to have died from the virus.

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