New coronavirus fatalities confirmed in Lincolnshire, death toll reaches 86

Greater Lincolnshire’s death toll reached 86 after a further five fatalities were confirmed in the county.

NHS England confirmed today (April 14) that four further deaths have been reported at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and one at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

It means that 62 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Lincolnshire, while 24 have been confirmed in northern Lincolnshire.

ULHT said those patients who died all had underlying health conditions.

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 62.

“The patients were three men aged 62, 68 and 84, and one woman aged 75. 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 744 people have died after contracting coronavirus in the country.

Patients were aged between 34 and 102 years old, 58 of them had no known underlying health conditions.

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

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