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First COVID-19 death in mental health ward amid five new fatalities

The first death has been reported at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust

The first COVID-19 related death has been reported at a Lincolnshire mental health facility as national figures see the region’s death toll rise by five in 24 hours.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s first death was included in the latest daily government statistics today (Tuesday).

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said: “Sadly we can confirm that a patient who was being cared for in one of our mental health wards, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

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

They confirmed the patient was male, aged 88 and had underlying health conditions.

Four other fatalities have been reported at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Trust.

No deaths have so far been reported at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, however in the last 24 hours. 

The latest figures bring the number of people who have died in Greater Lincolnshire hospital facilities to 208.

A further 350 coronavirus patients have died nationally, bringing the total in England’s hospitals to 23,708.