Coronavirus cases in Norfolk “are linked through family and social contact”, the county’s top public health official has revealed.

A ‘fantastic’ Suffolk GP who is continuing to fight the coronavirus pandemic is celebrating 30 years serving the Southwold and Reydon communities.

In July, the government made it mandatory for face coverings to be worn while shopping and travelling on public transport.

People have been warned to book a test if they have coronavirus symptoms ahead of what is expected to be a busy weekend by the coast, after a slight rise in cases in the Great Yarmouth borough.

More than 1,000 patients living with life-limiting illnesses have received free specialist palliative care across coastal communities in the first year of a community health partnership.

Four people at a nursery have tested positive for coronavirus - in the same coastal town that saw a pub worker suffer the same fate.

Norfolk patients suffering from inflammatory arthritis could benefit from a new programme aiming to end the eight and a half year delay to diagnosis

Emergency services are 
urging the public to behave responsibly as Norfolk and Waveney prepares to sizzle in sweltering weather.

A Norwich GP said demand for services is “back to normal or higher” as new figures showed the number of appointments jumped in June.

The coronavirus infection rate has decreased in almost all local authority areas in Suffolk – with the number of new cases more than halving.

The chief executive of the county’s mental health trust has announced he will retire next year.

The parents of a teenage boy who needs an operation on his caved-in chest are set to throw themselves out of a plane and run more than 200 miles to fund the procedure.

Parts of Norfolk have seen a rise in the coronavirus infection rate in the past week, while others have seen the number of cases fall - but numbers remain low compared to the country’s hot spots

Bosses at Norfolk’s largest hospital are pushing to be part of a roll-out of 90-minute coronavirus tests, as they say they are preparing for a second wave towards the end of September.

A 10-year-old girl has been diagnosed with a rare disease while fighting her second diagnosis of leukaemia.

Staff at a north Norfolk nursing home are hoping to complete a massive feat - they want to walk a combined total of 10 million steps over three months.

A wood crafter is about to exhibit his works at an online fair, one year after losing a finger in a workshop accident.

A Norfolk hospital is investigating after staff discovered damaged vials containing an opiate drug 50 times stronger than heroin.

A Norfolk hospital says it has been coronavirus-free for more than two weeks as it prepares to discuss the results of a review into deaths from the virus.

Eight staff members have been sent home to self-isolate after a worker at a Wetherspoons pub tested positive for coronavirus.

A resource centre which brings information and support closer to home for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families is set to reopen next week.

A staff member has tested positive for coronavirus at a Wetherspoon’s pub in Norfolk.

A new coronavirus test which aims to deliver results within 90 minutes is set to be available in hospitals, care homes and laboratories.

Parts of Norfolk saw a small rise in the coronavirus infection rate last week, while others saw infection rates fall - but overall numbers remain low.

Business owners have expressed their concern over their town’s market following tensions between traders and the town council.

The mother of a teenager who has scoliosis is urging people to be aware of the spinal condition as they fundraise for life-changing surgery.

Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a second national lockdown, according to reports.

A woman who has been an avid Nordic walker for more than a decade, is encouraging more people to take up the sport as a way of keeping fit and getting outdoors.

A local lockdown would be a “last resort” to combat a fresh rise in cases of coronavirus in Norfolk, a public health director has said.

Prime minister Boris Johnson has recently launched a crackdown on obesity - and ANDREW PAPWORTH thinks his wilingness to take personal responsibility makes this a powerful campaign.

“This for us is a complete culture change. We have got to all now wake up and smell the coffee.”

A Norfolk hospital will be ‘partially’ lifting visiting restrictions that were put in place during the pandemic.

A former Norwich City star was the guest of honour at the reopening of a mental health unit’s £7,500 refurbished sports court.

Cancer patients who face surgery during the pandemic have begun receiving care packages while they undergo treatment, following a £10,000 donation by a hospital charity.

One of Norfolk’s most iconic cinemas is set to reopen after undergoing a six-figure revamp during lockdown.

A madcap extravaganza of thrills and spills has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

There was a rise in the coronavirus infection rate in most areas of Norfolk last week, but numbers remain low.

A beloved local radio station has been recognised for its efforts to keep people informed and entertained during the coronavirus pandemic.

The self-isolation period for people with coronavirus symptoms is expected to increase to 10 days.

People in Norfolk have highlighted the need to support the vulnerable and carers in a new report highlighting how accessible services were during the pandemic.

A campaign group is celebrating a ‘trailblazing’ step to officially reinstate a blacklisted drug to improve the lives of thyroid patients in Norfolk and Waveney.

A social care watchdog has said it has “continued concerns” about Norfolk county council and that the authority has a “wider issue”.

The number of antidepressants prescribed across the East of England was 11pc higher at the beginning of lockdown than the previous year, figures have shown.

A Norfolk nurse who helped to keep support for families running while working on the frontline has spoken of the challenge to keep the service going.

A Lowestoft leisure centre is set to partly re-open next week following further easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

A series of portraits capturing the work of hospital staff’s efforts during the coronavirus pandemic have gone on display.

Play areas across west Norfolk will reopen for the summer holidays.

Primary school pupils have continued to bring smiles to the faces of care home residents during lockdown.

A tea room’s new initiative will give vulnerable customers an opportunity to safely enjoy a cuppa with family and friends.

Councillors have been criticised for taking credit for Norfolk’s low rate of coronavirus infections and failing to learn the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Play barn bosses say there is a serious risk of closure without financial support or permission to reopen.

Patients at a Covid-free Norfolk hospital can have one visitor for one hour a day as restrictions are eased.

A new base providing treatments for unpaid carers in Norfolk will open this week.

Abortion services have seen an increased demand during lockdown as more than 200 women across Norfolk have struggled to access contraceptive care.

Seven areas of Norfolk have not reported a single coronavirus-related death, the latest figures show.

A Norwich bowls club has rallied to make 150 shoulder bags for breast cancer patients after one of its members underwent a double mastectomy.

As the Queen Elizabeth Hospital celebrates its 40th anniversary, former and current staff look back on their careers.

A Norwich drug and alcohol charity has called for there to be more education around the dangers of nitrous oxide, following the growing trend in the numbers of young people using it as a recreational drug.

With face coverings mandatory in shops and supermarkets from today, we asked shoppers in Norwich for their thoughts on the latest government measures.

Reopening dates have been revealed for more of the Norfolk libraries which have been shut since coronavirus lockdown began in March.

A man died in a Norfolk village despite the best efforts of emergency services.

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