By Eric White
THE latest figures released earlier today (Friday 17th April) by Public Health England show there are now 213 recorded cases of coronavirus in the area covered by Thurrock Borough Council.
This is a rise of six cases in 24 hours.
The total number of recorded cases of COVID-19 in Essex has risen to 2,137 – an increase of 90 cases since yesterday (Thursday, April 16th).
There have been 1,721 confirmed cases in the Essex County Council region while Southend Borough Council have recorded 239 cases.
The Essex total is made up of numbers distributed by Essex County Council, Thurrock Borough Council and Southend Borough Council.
Figures show the number of people who have died in Essex hospitals with coronavirus has risen to 846 – 57 people have sadly died in the past 24 hours.
This is a significant increase from yesterday, when 33 patients were sadly confirmed to have died with the virus across the county.
14,567 people have died in hospitals across England – a rise of 847 over the past 24 hours.
Please note that figures only take into account coronavirus-related hospital deaths, and a figure taking into account other parts of the community, such as care homes, has yet to be released.
Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected by the virus.