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Four more coronavirus-related deaths in region’s hospitals

PUBLISHED: 14:21 16 May 2020 | UPDATED: 21:51 16 May 2020

Four more people have died with coronavirus in Suffolk and north Essex Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Four more people have died with coronavirus in Suffolk and north Essex Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) confirmed two more patients being treated for coronavirus - one in their 50s and one in their 70s - had died at Ipswich Hospital.

They both 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.”

Meanwhile, the trust responsible for West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds announced the deaths or two more patients being treated for the virus on Saturday.

The most recent figures takes the number of people who have died with Covid-19 at ESNEFT’s hospitals to 305.

West Suffolk Hospital has reported 57 deaths so far.

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