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Coronavirus: New patient death recorded as King's Lynn hospital admissions hit five-month low



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Coronavirus infection rates in West Norfolk are down to their lowest level since last summer, according to new figures.

Latest data also shows daily admissions to Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital related to the virus have also dropped to levels not seen since shortly before last Christmas.

But another patient is now known to have died with the illness following the release of updated figures today.

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

A total of 112 new infections were recorded in West Norfolk during the week to last Sunday, May 15, down by 80 on the previous seven days.

The area's weekly rolling infection rate stood at 74.1 cases per 100,000 people over the same period – lower than at any point since July last year.

Meanwhile, latest government data also shows 23 people were admitted to Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital with Covid-19 in the week to last Sunday, down seven on the week before.

Average daily admissions connected to the virus are now recorded to be lower than at any point since December 22, 2021.

New NHS figures released this afternoon showed the latest patient death at the QEH occurred on Thursday, May 18.

The total death toll related to Covid at the hospital since the start of the pandemic now stands at 651.



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