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Coronavirus: Three new deaths reported at King's Lynn hospital

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Three new coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, according to new figures released yesterday.

The latest fatalities occurred on February 7, 10 and 13, and take the total death toll at the QEH since the start of the pandemic to 553.

But there are more positive indications from a continuing fall in recorded infections.

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Coronavirus news.

Figures for the seven days to Sunday of this week, February 20, showed 864 cases in West Norfolk, down nearly 30 per cent on the previous week.

In Breckland, there were 712 recorded cases, down by around 29 per cent, while the total in North Norfolk was 498, around a quarter lower than the previous week.

On vaccinations, the proportion of West Norfolk people aged 12 and over who have had a booster jab stood at 68.2 per cent as of Saturday, compared with 69.2 per cent in Breckland and 76.3 per cent in North Norfolk.

The vaccination centre at Downham's town hall is delivering its last doses today before it closes.

Members of the public are being advised to attend the town's Willows Pharmacy or venues in Lynn for jabs.

The Government is expected to announce plans to lift all remaining coronavirus-related restrictions in England later this afternoon.

But the plans were thrown into confusion after a cabinet meeting on the issue was delayed at short notice.

The move has also been criticised by medics, scientists and opposition leaders who believe it is being made too soon.

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