40 COVID-19 cases in Lincolnshire this week

There have been 40 confirmed coronavirus cases, and one death in Greater Lincolnshire this week.

The latest government figures published for Friday show eight new COVID-19 positive cases in Lincolnshire, three in North East Lincolnshire and two in North Lincolnshire. Some of them are related to the Newark factory outbreak.

The data has not been updated since Wednesday evening.

Although there was one extra recorded death of a North Lincolnshire resident earlier this week, government stopped updating their tally on Thursday.

It follows an urgent review into how fatalities are recorded.

Previously, people in England who died at any point following a positive test, regardless of cause, were counted in the figures. But there will now be a cut-off of 28 days.

The review saw more than 5,000 deaths revised down from being COVID-related nationally this week.

However, the review has not yet been reflected in local figures and deaths do not currently appear on the government’s dashboard because the “page is being re–developed”.

Health bosses expect the figure, if it does decrease, to land between the current confirmed 266 hospital deaths, which are provided separately by the NHS, and the government’s previous figure of 466.

Hospital deaths, however, have not seen any increase in NHS figures for 16 days.

The total number of cases in Greater Lincolnshire is 3,555 and break down as follows:

  • 2,590 in Lincolnshire (up from 2,582)
  • 742 in North Lincolnshire (up from 740)
  • 223 in North East Lincolnshire (up from 220)

It means there have been 82 cases in the region so far in August.

Nationally there have now been 316,367 cases and, following the review earlier this week, the country’s death tally is 41,358.

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