‘Virus hasn’t gone away’: One death and one new COVID-19 case in Lincolnshire this weekend
This weekend saw one additional reported COVID-19 related death in Lincolnshire and one further case confirmed bringing the totals to 144 deaths and 1,149 cases.
Health officials in the county warned the virus “hasn’t gone away” despite low numbers across the county recently.
Lincolnshire County Council’s director of public health pointed to Leicester potentially facing a “local lockdown”, along with spikes elsewhere in the world such as Beijing, parts of the USA and areas of India.
Leicester saw a rise of 900 cases in just two weeks. Lincolnshire has recorded 38 so far this month – just 4.2% of the city’s figure.
Mr Ward said: “Obviously, it’s a tragedy that people are still dying from COVID-19, but the numbers are low, and have certainly gone lower over the past month, so that’s great.
“But the disease hasn’t gone away, and we need to keep that message in the forefront of people’s minds, because we’ve seen spikes all over the world – in some places where they thought that got on top of it.”