July 31, 2020 3.00 pm This story is over 46 months old

July lowest month for Lincolnshire COVID-19 hospital deaths

Five coronavirus deaths in Lincolnshire hospitals

July was the month with the fewest coronavirus-related deaths in hospitals in Greater Lincolnshire since the pandemic began, as well as for new cases.

NHS figures released on Friday show no new deaths in any region’s hospitals trusts.

It means that this month there has been five COVID-19 related deaths in Greater Lincolnshire in total.

The figure is smaller than the two previous lowest months of March (11) and June (14).

Of those, in both months Lincolnshire’s hospitals alone saw six deaths, and NLAG made up the remainder.

July was also the month with the fewest new confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic — 92 in total.

Earlier today, the Prime Minister announced that certain restrictions due to be lifted tomorrow would now carry on for two further weeks following increased numbers of cases and deaths elsewhere in the UK.

The 266 deaths in hospital services so far break down as:

  • 143 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (no change)
  • 4 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (up from 3)
  • 1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
  • 118 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (no change)

Nationally, a further nine people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died in hospitals in England, bringing the total to 29,338.

Government figures are due to be updated later today, but currently put the total tally at 458 people from postcodes within the three local authorities who have died.

They break down as:

  • 316 in Lincolnshire
  • 36 in North East Lincolnshire
  • 106 in North Lincolnshire

The figure includes deaths outside healthcare services and those which took place in other authorities.