July 15, 2020 4.06 pm This story is over 40 months old

One in ten tested Lincolnshire hospitals staff had COVID-19

Over 350 staff didn’t know they had or recovered from coronavirus

Over two thirds of staff at Lincolnshire hospitals have been tested for coronavirus antibodies, with around 10% of those tested showing they recovered from COVID-19.

Some 6,240 United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust staff (68.5%) of its 9,104 employees took the COVID-19 antibody test, which indicates if they had and recovered from a coronavirus infection.

610 staff tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, which represents 9.77% of the staff tested.

ULHT started the testing on Wednesday, June 3 and the data is up-to-date as of July 10.

Around 13% of staff (260) tested reported as positive for the coronavirus swab test up to June 29.

ULHT coronavirus testing data.

The ULHT board meeting report from July 7 states that 1,951 staff were swabbed up to and including June 24.

This is broken down into 742 at Lincoln, 1,105 at Boston Pilgrim and 105 at Grantham – this gives a total of 1,952 which ULHT have since confirmed is correct.

Of those tested, ULHT said 260 received a positive result, with 1,660 negative and four in progress. The remaining swabs were invalid.

ULHT’s staff coronavirus swabbing data.

Further information and the latest verified data is available in ULHT’s board papers here.

Northern Lincolnshire

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) said its latest data showed that 5,988 (92.12%) of its staff of around 6,500 received the antibody test.

Of those tested, 9.25% (554 staff) received a positive result for coronavirus.

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) were also asked for their antibody tests/results figures, but were unable to provide the data.