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No change in Covid-19 deaths in the King's Lynn and West Norfolk area in the last week, according to data



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There have been no new coronavirus deaths in the area according to the latest government statistics.

However there has been a 16 per cent rise of hospital admissions to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, with seven patients now admitted after a 6.7 per cent increase in testing in Lynn and West Norfolk.

In Downham there has been a 30 per cent rise in cases, bringing the total to 13, and cases in the town remain lower than the national average.

Young adult commutes in a protective face mask. Coronavirus, COVID-19 spread prevention concept, responsible social behaviour of a citizen. (57021158)
Young adult commutes in a protective face mask. Coronavirus, COVID-19 spread prevention concept, responsible social behaviour of a citizen. (57021158)

Data shows in Downham there are 114 cases per 100,000 people.

In Lynn, there has been a 700 per cent rise in cases, as people head out for summer events. However, there are still only 16 cases in the area and 143 cases per 100,000 which is slightly above the the national average.

Despite data showing cases are on the rise, there are no patients on a mechanical ventilator at the QEH and the vaccine drive for the under 12s continues to make progress.

Those aged over 12 in Lynn and West Norfolk have and over 50 per cent rate for first and second doses of the vaccine, but under 50 per cent have had their booster.



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