Nick Hulme, Chief Executive for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“We can confirm that five patients three in their 80s, one in their 70s and one in their 60s with underlying health conditions, have sadly passed away at Ipswich Hospital. One patient in their 40s with underlying health conditions, has sadly passed away at Colchester Hospital. They had all tested positive for COVID-19.
“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ families and loved ones at this difficult time.”
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