Six new coronavirus cases in Norfolk as total reaches 51

A dummy COVID-19 swab is handled inside a sealed sterile tube during a demonstration by lab technici

A dummy COVID-19 swab is handled inside a sealed sterile tube during a demonstration by lab technicians who are carrying out diagnostic tests for coronavirus. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire - Credit: PA

There have now been more than 50 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Norfolk.

Public Health England has announced an additional six cases in the county as of Thursday, rising from 45 to 51.

So far, three deaths have been confirmed in the county, after two patients died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn and one at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital on Tuesday evening.

Read more: Confirmed UK coronavirus cases top 11,600Nationally, 104,866 people have been tested, with 93,208 negative cases and 11,658 confirmed positive according to the Department of Health.

Thursday’s figure saw the largest jump after more than 2,100 new confirmed cases in 24 hours.

The government also confirmed that as of 5pm on Wednesday, March 25, 578 people have died after testing positive from the virus.

Read more: Norfolk invited to take part in UK-wide applause for the NHSIt is an increase of 115 from the previous day.

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