June cases lowest since start of COVID-19 lockdown

June has seen the lowest number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases across Greater Lincolnshire since the outbreak began.

The number of new coronavirus-related deaths in the Lincolnshire and Northern Lincolnshire hospitals has almost reached March’s initial jump of 11 in the days following the start of lockdown on March 23.

Figures released today show that Lincolnshire now has 1,158 cases (up eight), North Lincolnshire has 524 cases (no change) and North East Lincolnshire has 166 cases (no change).

It means June has seen an overall increase of 59 cases and 14 deaths this month.

Case numbers since March.

The first case was reported in Lincolnshire on March 6, and during that month confirmed numbers rose by 142 before a post-lockdown jump of 1,170 in April.

This dropped by 60% for May with just 468 cases confirmed by the government’s official figures.

Death numbers in hospitals since March.

The first death was confirmed on March 27 – four days after lockdown began – and within another four days a further 10 people had sadly passed away.

In April, 158 people died in Greater Lincolnshire Hospitals. The figure dropped again by 52% in May to 76.

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