September 14, 2020 3.20 pm This story is over 38 months old

Seven COVID-19 patients in Greater Lincolnshire hospitals

And cases continue to rise locally

There are seven patients currently being treated for coronavirus at hospitals in Greater Lincolnshire.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust confirmed on Monday, September 14 that it currently has two inpatients with coronavirus.

However, the trust was unable to confirm which of its hospitals the patients are in. They could be either at Lincoln County Hospital, or Boston Pilgrim, as Grantham is a COVID-free site.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust said it currently has five across the trust covering the Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust and Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust both currently have no coronavirus patients.

This follows the news that there were 80 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Greater Lincolnshire over the weekend.

Prior to the weekend the government confirmed the R number – the rate of infection – had risen to above one.

Health bosses said “there is no doubt COVID-19 is making a comeback in Lincolnshire” as numbers in the county continue to rise.