THE trust which runs Colchester hospital has recorded another death due to Covid, the latest official figures show.

The new death has been recorded at East Suffolk and North Essex Trust over the weekend, with NHS England figures show 1,238 people had died in hospital at the trust as of 5pm on Sunday (April 11).

This was an increase of one compared to Friday.

No other deaths have been recorded in the latest week.

The previous week, three deaths were reported.

The victims were among 10,430 deaths recorded across the East of England.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may have taken place days earlier.

Only deaths which occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.