September 21, 2020 5.02 pm This story is over 45 months old

36 new COVID-19 infections in Greater Lincolnshire on Monday

No local deaths reported

There have been 36 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Greater Lincolnshire on Monday.

Government data showed cases of COVID-19 in Lincolnshire increased by 21, with nine new cases in North Lincolnshire, and six in North East Lincolnshire.

It means there have been 415 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Greater Lincolnshire so far in September.

Hospital trusts in our region today confirmed they had 16 COVID-19 patients.

Meanwhile, government advisors said the UK has “got to get in control” of COVID-19 as cases continue to rise.

Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty explained cases were currently doubling every seven days nationally,  and warned that without any changes, it could rise exponentially to 50,000 cases a day by mid-October, and hundreds of daily deaths again.

Health secretary Matt Hancock announced new measures including a £500 payment to support those on low-income who had to self-isolate during a commons debate this afternoon.

He also announed a list of priority groups for testing including those in hospitals, in care homes, NHS staff, virus hotspots and for teaching staff with symptoms.

Nationally, cases increased by 4,368 to 398,625 cases, while deaths increased by 11 to 41,788.

There were no further hospital deaths confirmed for the Greater Lincolnshire regions in NHS figures or the government’s own tally, which also includes deaths outside of hospitals or outside the county.

Latest coronavirus data for Greater Lincolnshire

4,187 cases (up 36)

  • 3,045 in Lincolnshire (up 21)
  • 860 in North Lincolnshire (up nine)
  • 282 in North East Lincolnshire (up six)

390 deaths (no change)

  • 267 from Lincolnshire (no change)
  • 89 from North Lincolnshire (no change)
  • 34 from North East Lincolnshire (no change)

of which 268 hospital deaths (no change)

  • 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)
  • 119 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (no change)

398,625 UK cases, 41,788 deaths