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Coronavirus: Patient dies at King's Lynn hospital

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Another coronavirus-related death has been recorded at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital – the fourth so far this month.

The fatality, which occurred on Tuesday according to latest NHS data, takes the total death toll at the Gayton Road site since the start of the pandemic to 535.

A total of 47 patients were admitted to the QEH with coronavirus during the latest recorded seven-day period to last Sunday, January 9 – up by two on the previous week.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. (21111952)
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. (21111952)

But case numbers are continuing to fall, with a total of 1,715 new infections recorded in West Norfolk during the seven days to yesterday.

That figure, which included 188 cases recorded on Thursday alone, was down by 22.5 per cent on the previous week.

Earlier today, health chiefs announced a new programme of walk-in booster jab clinics, which is due to start tomorrow.

The drive to boost take-up comes with a new information campaign intended to reassure people who haven't had a jab so far.

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