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Coronavirus: New death recorded at King's Lynn hospital as patient numbers fall slightly

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Another patient is known to have died with coronavirus at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital following the publication of updated figures.

The new case emerged from data covering the five days from Good Friday to yesterday. No daily death figures for NHS trusts are provided on weekends or bank holidays.

But the published data indicates the death actually occurred more than two months ago, on February 8.

King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital (47772789)
King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital (47772789)

Hospital officials say the delay was caused as the patient did not have an NHS number.

A spokesman said: "This was reported to regional as standard protocol who were delayed in informing us to upload."

In total, 611 people have now died after testing positive for Covid-19 at the QEH since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago. No new deaths have been reported in today's published figures.

Latest published data also suggests the number of patients being treated for Covid at the hospital remains high, but has fallen slightly.

Figures for the seven days to last Sunday, April 10, showed 109 patients had been admitted, down four on the previous week.

Overall infections have also fallen, with figures for the seven days to last Thursday, April 14, showing 623 new cases in West Norfolk, down 33.4 per cent on the previous week.

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