Fourth COVID-19 death in July as 16 new cases confirmed

There has been one new coronavirus-related hospital death reported and 16 new cases of COVID-19 in the Greater Lincolnshire region over the weekend.

According to NHS figures, the death was reported at United Lincolnshire Hospitals on Sunday, taking the total number of people to die within the trusts facilities to 143.

Lincolnshire Community Health Service, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals all remained unchanged.

According to the government’s coronavirus dashboard, 454 people from Greater Lincolnshire have died, with 438 of those confirmed to be in hospital facilities or care homes under local councils’ or hospital trusts’ care.

However, those figures could be revised down in the near future as a review of how coronavirus deaths have been categorised has been commissioned by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

For confirmed cases, the weekend figures showed an increase of 14 in Lincolnshire, hitting the 2,500 mark.

Meanwhile, North Lincolnshire saw an increase of two, to a total of 733.

North Lincolnshire confirmed no further cases.

The breakdown for the total 3,446 cumulative cases is as follows:

  • 2,500 in Lincolnshire (up from 2,486)
  • 733 in North Lincolnshire (up from 731)
  • 213 in North East Lincolnshire (no change)

Nationally, the number of cases increased to 299,426 while the number of deaths rose to 45,752.

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