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Coronavirus: National death toll falls for the second day running but Suffolk cases hit 100 milestone

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Coronavirus cases in Suffolk have hit 100, with 1,339 cases recorded across the east of England.

The data released today came in the wake of West Suffolk Hospital stating that it is currently treating 12 patients with the virus.

Despite regional figures continuing their gradual increase, the figures nationally may hint at distancing and isolating measures beginning to take effect.

Suffolk Coronavirus cases reach triple figures
Suffolk Coronavirus cases reach triple figures

It is difficult to read into case numbers nationally with any degree of accuracy, as it is unclear how many tests are being run, and this may change in any given week.

Despite that caveat, it should be noted that, while the number of cases has kept rising, it is has not been by increasing margins each day recently.

2,885 new cases were reported on March 27, with new cases nationally being less than that figure on each of the three days since.

Deaths in the UK also fell from 260 on March 28, to 209 yesterday and then 180 today.

With social distancing, working from home and self isolating measures now having been in place for more around one week, these numbers could signal that the UK is beginning to slowly turn a corner.

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