Lincolnshire’s coronavirus death toll rises to 81

Six more patients who tested positive for coronavirus have died in Lincolnshire’s hospitals as the county’s death toll reached 81.

Five people died in hospitals run by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, while one fatality was recorded at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust.

It means the county’s death toll now stands at 81, with 58 in Lincolnshire and 23 in Northern Lincolnshire.

A spokesperson for ULHT said: “Sadly we can confirm that five 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 58.

“The patients were three women aged 52, 67 and 77, and two men aged 72 and 85. All had underlying health conditions.

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

NHS England said a further 667 people have died after contracting coronavirus in the country.

Patients were aged between 17 and 101 years old, 40 of them had no known underlying health conditions.

The UK death toll reached 10,000 yesterday as senior scientific advisers in government said the fatality rate is likely to be among the worst in Europe.

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

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