August 21, 2020 4.52 pm This story is over 16 months old

Lincolnshire COVID-19 cases up 38% in August already

39 cases just this week

The month of August so far has seen 38% more COVID-19 cases than the whole of July in Lincolnshire.

According to government figures there have been 39 new cases this week, taking the total to 138 for the month so far.

At the end of July there had been 100 cases confirmed for the month, the lowest month since the pandemic began.

Local health bosses said we are so far in line with the national average and that there is no cause for concern, despite Lincoln being on a “red list” for a week due to an outbreak at a factory in neighbouring Newark.

Friday’s data showed six cases in Lincolnshire and two in North Lincolnshire. There were no new cases in North East Lincolnshire.

NHS data for Friday showed no new deaths in any of the hospital trusts covering Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire or North East Lincolnshire for 22 days.

Friday’s figures also recorded no further deaths of Greater Lincolnshire residents in other places such as care homes, community, or hospitals outside Lincolnshire.

However, an urgent review of how deaths were recorded last week cut more than 5,000 from the national database.

Since then local figures have been removed from the government dashboard which means the changes, or any further increases, have not been reflected in local figures.

Nationally, government data showed cases increased Friday by 1,033 to 323,313 and deaths rose by two to 41,405.

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