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Coronavirus: Fourteen new patient deaths recorded at King's Lynn hospital, new figures show

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Fourteen more patients have died with coronavirus at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, according to new figures released today.

NHS data shows the latest fatalities occurred over an eight day period between March 21 and March 28.

The cases mean the total Covid death toll at the hospital since the start of the pandemic now stands at 596.

Ambulances outside the QEH at Kings Lynn. (54361798)
Ambulances outside the QEH at Kings Lynn. (54361798)

The new figures come after senior health chiefs pleaded on Friday for the public to continue taking precautions against the spread of the virus.

Admissions have been rising at the QEH based on the latest available data, up to last Sunday, March 27, with around 300 people estimated to be in the region's hospitals with the virus.

But overall infection rates are still falling, with latest figures for the seven days to Friday, April 1, showing 1,307 new cases in West Norfolk, down 13.2 per cent on the previous week.

In Breckland, there were 1,177 new cases over the same period, down by 10.7 per cent on the previous week, while there were 842 infections recorded in North Norfolk, a fall of 7.1 per cent.

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