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Suffolk Covid-19 weekly case rate drops since previous week but remains higher than rate for England as a whole



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The weekly Covid-19 case rate in Suffolk has decreased slightly since the week previous, Suffolk County Council data shows.

In the week ending November 3, there were 3,099 new cases of the virus in the county, a decrease on the numbers the week before.

The rate of new weekly cases dropped slightly and is now 433.9 cases per 100,000 people, with downward trends in every district.

In the week ending November 3, there were 3099 new cases of the virus in the county
In the week ending November 3, there were 3099 new cases of the virus in the county

This rate is lower than the rate for the East of England region, which is currently 450.5 per 100,000 people.

However, it is higher than the rate for England as a whole, at 415.4 per 100,000 people.

In Babergh, 322 cases were reported in the week ending November 3. Mid Suffolk and West Suffolk reported 404 and 825 respectively.

Ipswich had 715 new cases and East Suffolk had 833 making it the district with the highest amount.

In total, up to October 22, there have been 1,652 deaths in Suffolk where Covid-19 was recorded on the death certificate.

In the most recent week of data, eight covid-related deaths were recorded.

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