One new coronavirus death has been recorded at the trust which runs Colchester Hospital as the infection rate in the town continued to fall.

NHS England figures show 409 people had died in hospital at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Wednesday.

That was an increase of one compared to Tuesday, when there were 408.

It means there have been eight deaths in the past week, down from 16 the previous week.

The victims were among 3,864 deaths recorded across the East of England.

It comes as the infection rate in Colchester continues to fall.

The latest statistics, gathered from tests carried out in laboratories and the community, show 181 Covid-19 cases were recorded in Colchester and 92 in Tendring in the seven days to November 14.

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Compared to the number of positive results returned in the week prior, of which there were 194 and 92 cases respectively, the new figures mark a welcome decrease.

The rate of infection, which is measured per 100,000 people, has also dropped from 99.6 to 93 in Colchester, and remains at 62.8 in Tendring.

Hull continues to have the highest rate in England, with 1,952 new cases recorded, the equivalent of 751.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Swale in Kent has the second highest rate, up sharply from 304.5 to 618.3, with 928 new cases.