COVID-19: Lincolnshire deaths top 150

More than 150 people have died in Lincolnshire’s hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus.

A further seven were confirmed today (April 26), two recorded at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and five at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

It means the county-wide death toll now stands at 154.

All patients who died in Lincolnshire’s hospitals have had underlying health conditions.

A spokesperson for ULHT said: “Sadly we can confirm that two further patients who were being cared for in our hospitals, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

“The patients were both men aged 76 and 90 who had underlying health conditions.

“Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

The death toll across the county currently stands at 94 in Lincolnshire and 60 in Northern Lincolnshire.

Meanwhile, a further 336 people have died nationally after testing positive for coronavirus.

NHS England confirmed that the patients were aged between 28 and 100 years old, 22 of them had no known underlying health conditions.

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