The NHS says four more coronavirus patients have died in hospitals in the Anglia area, bringing the week’s total to 15.
That’s an increase in the number of deaths announced by the NHS from the week to last Saturday, which was nine.
Latest deaths mean the total number of people dying from the coronavirus in the Anglia region is now 6 005.
The total figure includes people who died without testing positive for Covid-19 but whose condition was declared on death certificates.
Three areas in the Anglia region – Luton, Northampton and Peterborough – remain on Public Health England’s watch list due to a relatively high number of coronavirus cases, more than double the national average.
Cases per 100,000 in the week before July 26
Northampton – 20.4 cases per 100,000
Luton – 20.1 cases per 100,000
Peterborough – 19.4 cases per 100,000
England – 7.8 cases per 100,000
None of the three areas fall into the so-called “intervention” category where local locking is required.
Northampton and Peterborough are areas of “concern” where there are targeted measures to reduce infections, such as additional testing and targeting high-risk groups.
Luton is getting improved support, but has seen improvements, so the city is easing some of the delays in reopening the lockdown.
The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in the Anglia region since the start of the pandemic has reached 29 355 and there are signs that the weekly numbers are increasing.
Public Health England reported a 492 new cases on Covid-19 in the Anglia region in the week to Saturday. In the week until Saturday July 25, there was another 461 new cases.
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