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Latest Suffolk coronavirus figures show 2,743 new cases in the county, an increase of 390 infections since week previous



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New cases of Covid-19 in Suffolk have increased since the week previous, with 2,743 infections recorded in the week ending November 17.

However, the latest data released by Suffolk County Council shows the overall rate of new weekly cases has decreased slightly and is now at 344.4 cases per 100,000 people.

This rate is lower than the rate for the East of England region (392.0/100,000) and the rate for England as a whole (376.4/100,000).

Weekly cases have increased by 390 but the overall weekly case rate has decreased slightly.
Weekly cases have increased by 390 but the overall weekly case rate has decreased slightly.

The overall trend in cases has risen in four of the five Suffolk districts, with the district of Ipswich experiencing the only downward trend.

Babergh recorded 346 new cases, East Suffolk reported 814 and Ipswich had 438.

Mid Suffolk and West Suffolk had 356 and 789 respectively in the last week of data.

In total, up to November 5 there have been 1,680 deaths in the county where Covid-19 was recorded on the death certificate.

There have been 15 Covid-19 related deaths in the most recent week of data.

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