More Covid-19 deaths recorded at Lincolnshire hospitals

Two more deaths were reported at Lincolnshire NHS hospitals in 24 hours, a week after the last day without fatalities.

A spokesperson for ULHT said:  “Sadly we can confirm that two further patients who were being cared for in our hospitals, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. This brings the total number of deaths in ULHT hospitals to 114.

“The patients were a woman aged 83 and a man aged 87. Both had underlying health conditions.

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

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals also saw one new COVID-19 death reported.

NHS England announced 331 new coronavirus deaths today, bringing the number of hospital fatalities in the country to 30,076.

Lincolnshire health bosses are looking at carrying out a comemoration event for people who have lost loved ones during the recovery phase.

NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated there were no COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours in Lincolnshire. We apologise for the confusion.

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