Greater Lincolnshire has seen a slow but steady rise in the number of coronavirus deaths as the total number reached 111.
A further four deaths have been confirmed at the county’s hospitals today (April 20). Two were recorded at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and two at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust.
In Lincolnshire, 76 patients have now died and 584 tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, 35 people have died in northern Lincolnshire’s hospitals.
All patients who have died at 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 one of our hospitals and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. This brings the total number of deaths in ULHT hospitals to 76.
“The patients were a man aged 86 and a woman aged 90. Both had underlying health conditions.
“Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”
It comes as the region has seen low numbers for deaths since April 16, but still recorded at least one patient death per day.
Two fatalities from coronavirus have been recorded at ULHT hospitals each day since last Thursday when four were announced.
The highest number of deaths recorded came on April 3 when eight deaths were confirmed.
The vast majority of patients who have died have been over the age of 70 – a group considered vulnerable to COVID-19.