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Coronavirus: One West Norfolk death recorded in week after Easter break, figures suggest

A single coronavirus-related death was recorded across all settings in West Norfolk during the week of Easter, according to new figures.

Data from the Office for National Statistics, released today, covered deaths which occurred in the week ending April 9 and which were registered by April 17.

The figures showed the one recorded death occurred in a care home and was the first to be listed after two weeks without a single Covid fatality.

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The total number of deaths connected to the virus at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital remains at 478, after none were recorded in the latest update from NHS England.

And infection data suggests case numbers are falling in West Norfolk while rising again in neighbouring areas.

Figures for the seven days to last Thursday, April 15, showed 38 cases of the virus in West Norfolk, down by four on the previous week.

The borough's rolling infection rate was 25.1 cases per 100,000 people, which remains higher than any other district of Norfolk.

But there has been a sharp rise in North Norfolk, where the week-on-week total climbed from three to 16.

And there was also a 35 per cent rise in cases in Breckland, though that equates to just six new infections.

Both districts' rolling infection rates remain below West Norfolk's, at 15.3 and 16.4 respectively.

Overall, there were 135 cases across Norfolk during the week to April 15, up by eight, with a rolling infection rate of 14.9 per 100,000 people.

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