September 22, 2020 5.19 pm This story is over 43 months old

28 new COVID-19 cases and one death in Greater Lincolnshire on Tuesday

Almost 5,000 new cases nationally

There have been 28 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Greater Lincolnshire on Tuesday.

Government data showed cases of COVID-19 in Lincolnshire increased by 17, with eight new cases in North Lincolnshire, and three in North East Lincolnshire.

It means there have been 443 cases of coronavirus in Greater Lincolnshire so far in September.

Health bosses in the county today predicted daily numbers could rise to 500 by mid-October if numbers continued to double every seven days.

Lincolnshire Hospital bosses have also expressed concerns over the impact of a second surge of coronavirus on health services.

Nationally, cases increased by 4,926 to 403,551, while deaths increased by 37 to 41,825.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also brought in new measures today including compulsory face masks to be worn everywhere and a 10pm curfew for pub and restaurants 10pm.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals have reported their first COVID-19 death in 15 days.

There were no further hospital deaths confirmed for Lincolnshire Hospitals in NHS figures.

The government’s own tally, which also includes deaths outside of hospitals or outside the county, also showed one further death in North East Lincolnshire.

Latest coronavirus data for Greater Lincolnshire

4,187 cases (up 36)

  • 3,062 in Lincolnshire (up 17)
  • 868 in North Lincolnshire (up eight)
  • 285 in North East Lincolnshire (up three)

391 deaths (up one)

  • 267 from Lincolnshire (no change)
  • 89 from North Lincolnshire (no change)
  • 35 from North East Lincolnshire (up one)

of which 269 hospital deaths (up one)

  • 144 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (no change)
  • 4 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
  • 1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
  • 120 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (up from 119)

403,551 UK cases, 41,825 deaths