First coronavirus death in Lincolnshire community hospital as fatalities rise again

Another seven patients who tested positive for Covid-19 in Lincolnshire’s hospitals have died – including the first community hospital death.

The latest government data has reported 106 deaths in total at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (up four), one at Lincolnshire Community Health Services and 69 at Northern Lincolnshire And Goole Hospitals Trust.

A spokesman for LCHS said: “Sadly we can confirm that one patient who was being cared for in one of our community hospitals and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

“The patient was who was female, was in her 70s and had an underlying health condition.

“Her family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

ULHT have also released a statement which revealed the latest deaths were all men, aged 78, 88 and another two aged 89 – all also had underlying health conditions.

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

Nationally there has been a further 352 people who have died across England’s hospitals, bringing the total number of reported deaths in hospitals to 20,483.

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