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Coronavirus: Slight rise in West Norfolk cases reported

Coronavirus infections in West Norfolk have risen slightly, according to latest government figures.

The borough's overall case rate remains the highest in Norfolk, although it is still lower than other neighbouring districts beyond the county border.

Data for the seven days to last Wednesday, April 21, showed there were 43 confirmed coronavirus cases in West Norfolk, up two on the previous week.

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The borough's rolling infection rate stood at 28.4 cases per 100,000 people, which is almost twice the overall Norfolk rate of 15.6 and above the national average.

But it is still around half the figure for the neighbouring Fenland district in Cambridgeshire, where cases rose by more than 27 per cent over the same period.

The data also shows a 50 per cent weekly rise in cases in North Norfolk, although that equates to only five additional infections.

The number of people who have died with coronavirus at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital remains unchanged at 479, following the latest update yesterday.

And data from the Office for National Statistics, released this morning, showed no Covid-19 related deaths were recorded in any West Norfolk setting during the week ending April 16.

It's the third week in the last four where zero deaths have been recorded in the borough.

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