April 16, 2020 3.23 pm

Lincolnshire coronavirus death toll reaches 97

Seven more deaths

Greater Lincolnshire’s death toll has reached 97 as seven further deaths were confirmed in the county.

NHS England reported four deaths at hospitals run by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and three at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

It means the total deaths stand at 69 in Lincolnshire and 28 in northern Lincolnshire.

A spokesperson for ULHT said: “Sadly we can confirm that four further patients who were being cared for in our hospitals, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. This brings the total number of deaths in ULHT hospitals to 69.

“The patients were two men aged 89 and 90, and two woman aged 82 and 90. All had underlying health conditions.

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

Meanwhile, NHS England said a further 740 people have died in the country. after testing positive for coronavirus.

Patients were aged between 28 and 103 years old, 40 of them had no known underlying health condition.

The Department of Health confirmed that 103,093 cases have now been tested positive, a rise of 4,618.

Meanwhile, the UK-wide death toll increased by 861 to 13,729.

The case numbers for our region and the UK will be updated later today — follow the updates for the latest.

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