Seven more coronavirus deaths in Lincolnshire, total now 57

The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Greater Lincolnshire now totals 57.

Seven further fatalities were recorded in hospitals run by both United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust.

NHS England confirmed that six patients died at ULHT and one in NLaG hospitals.

A spokesperson for ULHT said: “Sadly we can confirm that six 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 42.

“The patients were two men aged 76, and one aged 89, and three women aged 84, 85 and 93. All had underlying health conditions.

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

The figures break down to a total of 42 in Lincolnshire and 15 in northern Lincolnshire who have died since the virus began.

Nationally, NHS England said a further 866 people have died across the country after testing positive for coronavirus bringing the total to 8,114.

Local authorities and police have urged people to stay at home this Easter Bank Holiday weekend to fight the spread of the virus.

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