Matthew Hicks, chair of the Local Outbreak Engagement Board and leader of Suffolk County Council, said: “The situation in Suffolk is incredibly serious.
“The acceleration in the growth of cases is a very worrying trend. In Suffolk we fully anticipate being moved into Tier 3, and maybe even Tier 4 to align with other East of England counties. We await the Government’s decision on the next tier review.
“I cannot emphasise enough the importance of making sure you follow the guidance. This is the opportunity for everyone to stop and reset the way they live. We must work together to reverse this growth trend.
“Ultimately, we can decrease the spread of the virus by limiting our contact with other people outside our household, keeping our distance from each other, wearing a mask and washing our hands regularly.”
Details of cases in Suffolk: