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Coronavirus: Nineteen West Norfolk deaths recorded in latest weekly figures

New figures have shown a sharp decline in the number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded in West Norfolk during the first week of February.

Data published today by the Office for National Statistics showed there were 19 deaths connected to the infection across all settings in the borough during the week ending February 5.

That is half of the 38 recorded in the previous week. That total has been revised upwards from the 34 stated in last week's ONS update.

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Fifteen of the latest deaths occurred in hospital, with three in care homes and one in a private dwelling.

The total number of deaths recorded at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital remains unchanged at 433, following today's update from NHS England.

Meanwhile, case numbers are continuing to fall sharply, with data for the seven days to last Wednesday, February 10, showing 281 confirmed cases in the borough, down by nearly 37 per cent on the previousy week.

The borough's rolling infection rate has also dropped below 200 to 185.6 cases per 100,000 people, though that is still above the national average.

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