Coornavirus crisis: No More Lincolnshire deaths but case numbers keep on rising

  Posted: 15.09.20 at 10:54 by Daniel Jaines Local Democracy Reporter

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There were 30 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Greater Lincolnshire on Monday.

The government data published on Monday evening showed 24 new cases in Lincolnshire, six in North Lincolnshire and three in North East Lincolnshire.

It means there have been 225 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Greater Lincolnshire in a fortnight, 10% more than the whole month of August.

In South Kesteven, the numbers have risen by 19 from 477 to 496 since Friday.

A shortage of testing capacity continues nationwide and in Lincolnshire, with many unable to book a test online.

Prior to the weekend, the government said the R number – the rate of infection – had risen to above one for the first time since March.

New “rule of six” measures began on Monday which include a ban on groups of more than six people, with some exceptions.

Nationally, cases increased by 2,621 to 371,125 cases over the weekend, while deaths increased by nine to 41,628.

There were no further hospital deaths confirmed for the Greater Lincolnshire regions in NHS figures or the government’s own tally, which also includes deaths outside of hospitals or outside the county.

Latest coronavirus data for Greater Lincolnshire

3,997 cases (up 33)

2,913 in Lincolnshire (up 24)
819 in North Lincolnshire (up six)
265 in North East Lincolnshire (up three)

Greater Lincolnshire also reports 390 deaths (no change)

267 from Lincolnshire (no change)
89 from North Lincolnshire (no change)
34 from North East Lincolnshire (no change)
of which 268 hospital deaths (no change)

144 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (no change)
4 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
119 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (no change)

There have also been 371,125 UK cases in total, an increase of 2,621.

The number of deaths increased by 9 to 41,637.

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