ANOTHER 33 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus at the trust which runs Colchester Hospital.

It is one of the highest daily increases in the number of Covid deaths at the East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) since the start of the pandemic.

Another grim milestone has also been passed at ESNEFT as of yesterday with a total of 801 Covid patients having now died at Colchester and Ipswich hospitals.

Less than a month ago on Christmas Day the total number of deaths at the trust was 517.

The trust does not release specific figures for how many deaths took place at each hospital.

Nine more deaths were also confirmed at at both the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Trust and the Southend University Hospitals Trust yesterday.

Seven more coronavirus patients have also died at Mid Essex Hospitals Trust.

The latest NHS England figures show another 1,027 patients with Covid have died at hospitals in England.

This brings the total number of hospital deaths throughout the pandemic to 63,322.