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Covid-19 doubles in Suffolk with 3,400 more positive tests

The number of coronavirus cases in Suffolk has doubled in a week, with more than 3,400 people testing positive for the virus.

The latest government figures show that in the seven days up to January 1, cases increased by 100% – with more people testing positive in the county than ever before.

East Suffolk saw the biggest increase, with cases jumping by 130% over the space of seven days.

There were 957 cases recorded in the week up to New Year’s Day, the most recorded since in the district since the start of the pandemic.

It is important to note that testing capacity has increased dramatically since the first wave in March 2020.

Ipswich is the only district to see case rates rise above the English average, however. Read from source….