March 27, 2020 3.24 pm This story is over

First Lincolnshire patient dies after contracting coronavirus

43 cases in Greater Lincolnshire

A woman in her 80s being treated at Boston Pilgrim Hospital is the first in Lincolnshire to die after testing positive for coronavirus.

The patient died on Thursday, March 26, an NHS statement said. Their family has been informed.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust said the woman had underlying health conditions.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with her family at this difficult and distressing time,” the trust added.

A further 168 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 689.

Patients were aged between 29 and 98 years old and all but four patients (aged between 82 and 91 years old) had underlying health conditions.

There were at least nine people with coronavirus treated at Lincolnshire’s hospitals, with five in Lincoln and four in Boston.

As of Friday morning, there were 32 cases of coronavirus in Lincolnshire, with 6 in North Lincolnshire and 5 in North East Lincolnshire.

At least another 100 people are expecting their test results in the next 48 hours locally.

There were over 14,543 COVID-19 cases in the UK and over 766 deaths at the time of writing.

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