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Patient with coronavirus dies at Colchester Hospital

PUBLISHED: 15:38 31 May 2020 | UPDATED: 15:49 31 May 2020

Signs have been put up to remind people of social distancing guidelines around towns such as Felixstowe  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Signs have been put up to remind people of social distancing guidelines around towns such as Felixstowe Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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One new coronavirus-related death has been confirmed in the region after a patient with the illness died at Colchester Hospital.

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) said the patient, in their 50s, had underlying health conditions.

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The person had tested positive for Covid-19.

A statement from Nick Hulme, ESNEFT chief executive, said: “We can confirm that one patient in their 50s who had underlying health conditions, has sadly passed away at Colchester Hospital.

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“The patient had tested positive for Covid-19.

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”

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In total, 332 patients with coronavirus have now died at hospitals run by ESNEFT.

No new deaths were reported at West Suffolk or Ipswich hospitals today.

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