May 8, 2020 3.36 pm This story is over 41 months old

Lincolnshire Coronavirus deaths drop compared to last week

The latest figures continue to show a decrease

There have been 15% fewer COVID-19-related deaths in Lincolnshire this week compared to last week.

Both United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and Lincolnshire Community Health Service have confirmed one extra death today bringing the total in Lincolnshire to 119.

It also brings the number of deaths reported between Monday to Friday this week to 11 – two fewer than the same period last week and six fewer than the week before.

A spokesman for ULHT confirmed their patient was a man aged 78, while LCHS confirmed a female in her 80s had died in their facilities.

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

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Trust also reported one extra death, bringing their total to 80 and that of Greater Lincolnshire to 199 hospital deaths.

Nationally, a further 332 people have died in hospitals bringing the total number in England to 22,764.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce the first stages of plans to ease lockdown restrictions on Sunday.

Meanwhile, more than 230 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have now been discharged from Lincolnshire hospitals.

Follow our Lincoln(shire) lockdown updates here