Coronavirus claims five more lives at hospitals serving Newmarket and surrounding towns and villages
Coronavirus continues to claim lives with latest figures showing five more people have died with Covid-19 at hospitals serving Newmarket and its surrounding towns and villages.
Today West Suffolk Hospital confirmed two more patients, both in their 80s and with underlying health conditions, had died with the virus. It takes the total number of coronavirus-related deaths at the Bury St Edmunds hospital to 27.
And the trust which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, today announced three more people had lost their lives with the virus, meaning 56 have died there with Covid-19 since the pandemic started.
But 46 patients at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and 134 being treated by Cambridge University Hospitals were well enough to go home since the crisis began, latest data released on Tuesday said.
Today the government said across England 514 people who tested positive for Covid-19 died in hospital, bringing the confirmed number of deaths in the country to 16,786.
Patients were aged between 31 and 100 years old, with 16 of the 514 people who died having no known underlying health conditions.
The figures only represent deaths in hospitals, with the World Health Organisation today claiming up to half of deaths in Europe were in care homes.
Official data from the Office of National Statistics showed in West Suffolk there were no care home deaths in the week up to April 10 as a result of the virus and one in East Cambridgeshire.
Across England and Wales, there were 1,662 deaths involving Covid-19 registered in the week up to April 10 which occurred outside hospitals, and 8,673, or 84 per cent, in hospitals.
This data is delayed because the agency needs time to verify death certificates.
Matt Hancock, MP for West Suffolk and health secretary, has promised to address the coronavirus pandemic's impact on care homes and England's chief medical officer admitted there would likely be a "high mortality rate" in the facilities during the coronavirus crisis.
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