Eight more coronavirus patients die at King's Lynn hospital
Eight more patients have died at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital after contracting the coronavirus, it has just been announced.
It is the highest daily total announced so far by the trust and takes the total number of Covid-19 fatalities at the hospital to 40.
However, officials have also revealed that the number of patients discharged after testing positive for the infection has now increased to 52.
In a statement a short time ago, chief executive Caroline Shaw said: “Sadly, the deaths of eight patients, four men and four women between the ages of 68 and 99, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and were being cared for in our hospital, have been confirmed.
"Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones.”
Earlier, Mrs Shaw thanked members of the public for their co-operation by staying at their homes during the long Easter weekend in a video posted on the hospital's Twitter feed.