Six more Lincolnshire coronavirus deaths, local fatalities reach 63

Six more people in Greater Lincolnshire have died in the last 24 hours after contracting coronavirus.

Three people died in Lincolnshire in ULHT care, and a further three in Northern Lincolnshire.

This brings the regional total COVID-19 deaths to 63 (45 in Lincolnshire, 18 in Northern Lincolnshire).

The people who died in Lincolnshire were two men aged 65 and 85, and one woman aged 83. All had underlying health conditions, ULHT said.

“Sadly we can confirm that three 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 45.

“The patients were two men aged 65 and 85, and one woman aged 83. 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 case numbers for our region and the UK will be updated later today — follow the updates for the latest.

Meanwhile, the UK has recorded 917 new coronavirus deaths, including an 11-year-old.

The total of UK deaths stand at 9,875, and they are likely to top 10,000 on Easter Sunday.

Around 33 of the victims in England had no known underlying health conditions and they were aged between 29 and 94.

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