Fourth day without coronavirus-related hospital deaths in Lincolnshire
There have been no coronavirus related deaths recorded in Lincolnshire’s hospitals for the fourth day in a row.
The last 24 hours includes official records for hospitals across the wider Greater Lincolnshire area (Lincolnshire, North and North East Lincolnshire).
Nationally, however, a further 121 people who tested positive for coronavirus in hospitals in England have died, bringing the total to 25,387, and the national death toll across all settings to 36,393.
At the time of publication, the government’s number of local confirmed cases for today had not yet been released, however has, over the past week, remained largely below the five a day mark – only jumping by 18 on Wednesday as the government’s figures caught up – a total of 23 so far.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust boss Andrew Morgan has also taken to Twitter this afternoon to show that the trust has weeks of equipment left.
There is a caveat. Many health experts do believe numbers are higher, that some cases of COVID-19 have gone undetected and that the numbers will rise once registered deaths in the community and at home are finalised once this is over.
In total, Lincolnshire has had one of the lowest infection rates in the England. Prior to today’s case numbers being released, it had a total of 1,063 cases – an infection rate of 140.6 per 100,000 of the population.
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