One more coronavirus death at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

One new coronavirus-related death has been confirmed at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

To date, the NNUH has recorded a total of 106 coronavirus fatalities, following the death of a patient in its care, on May 12.

A total of five new virus related deaths were reported in Norfolk’s three main hospitals on Wednesday, bringing the total number of fatalities in county’s hospitals up to 332.

The James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston, reported two, which took place on April 26 and May 12, bringing its total number of fatalities to 100.

Two were also reported at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, bringing the total of fatalities there to 126.

Issuing a statement on Wednesday, Caroline Shaw, chief executive for the QEH, said: “We can confirm today that two patients – a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s – have died after testing positive for COVID-19.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with their families.”

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A further three deaths have also been announced in East Suffolk and North Essex, bringing the area’s total to 300.

Fifty-two Covid-19 patients have died at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Nationally, the number of deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK is now just under 41,000, according to the latest available data.

Today’s figures from the National Records of Scotland, showing that 3,213 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Scotland up to May 10, follow figures yesterday from the Office for National Statistics that showed 35,044 deaths involving Covid-19 had occurred in England and Wales up to May 1 (and had been registered up to May 9).

The latest figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, published last week, showed 516 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Northern Ireland up to May 6.

Together these figures mean that so far 38,773 deaths have been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, including suspected cases.

A further 2,135 hospital patients in England who had tested positive for Covid-19 died between May 2 and May 12, according to figures published today by NHS England - which, together with the total figure of 38,773 registered deaths, indicates the overall death toll for the UK is just under 41,000.

Separate figures announced today by the Department of Health show that a total of 33,186 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Tuesday, up by 494 from 32,692 the day before.