A further three people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in Lincolnshire’s hospitals taking the wider-county death toll up to 158.
NHS England confirmed that the fatalities were recorded at hospitals run by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.
No further deaths were announced at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
It means Lincolnshire’s death toll stands at 97 and Northern Lincolnshire’s remains at 61.
A spokesperson for 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.
“The patients were all men aged 79, 81 and 91 who 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 yesterday saw the county record no deaths in its hospitals for the first time in three weeks.
Meanwhile, a further 552 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospitals across the country.
NHS England said the patients were aged between 31 and 99 years old, 38 of them had no known underlying health conditions.