July 13, 2020 4.19 pm

Three new Lincolnshire COVID-19 cases as PM says to wear masks in shops

No coronavirus deaths in Lincolnshire for 11 days

There have been three new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Lincolnshire on Monday as the Prime Minister urged people to wear masks in shops.

Greater Lincolnshire saw 14 cases over the weekend of coronavirus but also reached 11 days without any new reported hospital deaths.

The latest government statistics show an additional three positive tests for Lincolnshire on Monday.

North and North East Lincolnshire did not see an increase.

The total 3,386 cases break down as:

  • 2,455 in Lincolnshire (up from 2,452)
  • 724 in North Lincolnshire (no change)
  • 207 in North East Lincolnshire (no change)

Nationally, the number of cases increased by 530 to 290,133, while the deaths toll went up by 11 to 44,830.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson today said people in England “should be wearing” face coverings while inside shops.

The government is due to decide if enforcement might be needed.

Speaking while visiting hospital staff in London, Mr Johnson said: “I think people should be wearing [coverings] in shops.

“And, in terms of how we do that whether we make it mandatory or not, we’ll be looking at the guidance – we’ll be seeing a little bit more in the next few days.”

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