15 more people have died from coronavirus in hospitals across Essex in the last week.
England is set to enter a second lockdown on Thursday (November 5) to curb the spread of the virus.
Speaking in the House of Commons today (Tuesday, November 2), Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed a further 136 Coronavirus deaths across the UK.
Over the last week between October 26 and November 1, NHS England confirmed 15 deaths in hospitals in and around Essex. All of the patients were aged between 40 and 80 plus.
The deaths recorded by Essex Hospitals within the last week
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital recorded six more coronavirus deaths in the last week. The week before, the hospital recorded one death, according to Essex County Council.
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Hospital, which covers Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals, has recorded two deaths this week.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, which includes Romford’s Queen Hospital, recorded seven deaths due to Covid-19.
These deaths now take the total number of confirmed Essex coronavirus deaths to 1439.
In the rest of the England, 118 Covid-19 deaths in hospitals were confirmed, increasing from 91 the week before.
The figures are based on the date a death was registered, and there is an average delay on death registrations of 2-10 days.