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Four more coronavirus-related deaths in region

PUBLISHED: 14:53 22 May 2020 | UPDATED: 17:03 22 May 2020

The number of people who have died with coronavirus in Suffolk and north Essex has risen by four Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The number of people who have died with coronavirus in Suffolk and north Essex has risen by four Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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There have been four more deaths of patients being treated for Covid-19 in hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex.

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) confirmed the deaths of two coronavirus patients at Colchester Hospital - one in their 70s and one in their 60s - on Friday.

Both patients had underlying health conditions.

Nick Hulme, chief executive of ESNEFT, said: “Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ families and loved ones at this difficult time.”

The trust responsible for West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds also confirmed the deaths of the two more patients on Friday.

There have now been 315 deaths related to Covid-19 at ESNEFT’s hospitals, with the death toll at West Suffolk Hospital currently at 63.

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