October 2, 2020 5.29 pm This story is over 14 months old

184 cases of COVID-19 in Greater Lincolnshire this week, six deaths

76 new cases in first two days of October

There have been 184 cases of coronavirus confirmed this week, with six deaths reported as well.

On Friday, there were 42 new cases of coronavirus and one COVID-19 related death confirmed in Greater Lincolnshire in the official statistics.

The UK’s coronavirus dashboard showed cases of COVID-19 in Lincolnshire increased by 31, another 17 in North Lincolnshire, and four in North East Lincolnshire.

It means there have been 76 new cases in the first two days of October.

There were 820 cases in September, a 400% increase on August numbers.

The government’s own death tally, which includes deaths outside hospitals, also revealed a further fatalities of a Lincolnshire resident.

However, NHS figures released earlier showed no new coronavirus-related deaths in the region’s hospitals.

Nationally, cases increased by 6,968 to 467,146 while deaths increased by 66 to 42,268.

Earlier today it was revealed organisers of the Lincoln Santa Fun Run had cancelled the event, replacing it with an online virtual race instead.

Police fined just one person in September — but said they preferred to engage and encourage people to follow the rules, using enforcement as a last resort.

The location of the University of Lincoln’s testing centre has also been revealed as the Sir Joseph Banks laboratory car park off Beevor Street. It hopes to open next Wednesday, but people still have to book.

Latest coronavirus data for Greater Lincolnshire

4,668 cases (up 42)

  • 3,342 in Lincolnshire (up 31)
  • 976 in North Lincolnshire (up 17)
  • 350 in North East Lincolnshire (up four)

399 deaths (up one)

  • 273 from Lincolnshire (up one)
  • 90 from North Lincolnshire (no change)
  • 36 from North East Lincolnshire (no change)

of which 274 hospital deaths (no change)

  • 147 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (no change)
  • 4 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
  • 1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
  • 122 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (no change)

467,146 UK cases, 42,268 deaths

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