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Coronavirus: Seven new patient deaths recorded at King's Lynn hospital

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Seven more patients have died with coronavirus at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A total of 582 Covid-related deaths have now been recorded at the Gayton Road site since the start of the pandemic.

But latest figures indicate that the overall number of both infections and hospitalisations in West Norfolk are now falling.

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

NHS data shows the latest deaths, which were reported on Friday, occurred between March 14 and 20, with three last Saturday, March 19, alone.

During the seven days to Friday, March 25, a total of 1,506 new Covid infections were recorded in West Norfolk, down by 13.2 per cent on the previous week.

Infections were down by around 12 per cent in Breckland to 1,318 over the same period and 0.9 per cent in North Norfolk to 906.

A total of 100 patients were admitted to the QEH with coronavirus during the seven days to March 20, down by 13 on the previous week.

There was a slight rise in the admissions total at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital over the same period, to 104.

On vaccinations, 69 per cent of people aged 12 and over in West Norfolk have received a booster jab, up to Thursday of last week, March 24.

However, the figures in Lynn remain much lower, with the lowest recorded in North Lynn at just 40.7 per cent.

The borough's total is higher than that recorded in a number of neighbouring districts in both Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, but remains below the 69.9 per cent current recorded in Breckland and 76.9 per cent in North Norfolk.

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