Another bumper day for cases has seen Greater Lincolnshire pass the 1,100 mark just nine days into October.
The UK coronavirus dashboard showed 139 cases on Friday, meaning there have been 724 since Monday and 1,117 for the month.
Today’s figures include 90 in Lincolnshire, another 24 in North Lincolnshire, and 25 in North East Lincolnshire.
There were 820 cases for the whole of September, a 400% increase on August numbers.
NHS figures showed no further deaths in Greater Lincolnshire hospitals today.
However, the government’s own death tally, which includes those both in and out of hospitals and those of residents in hospitals outside the county, showed three new deaths in its figures.
This means there have been 12 deaths recorded by government since the beginning of the month, of which seven have occurred in hospitals across the region.
In COVID-19 news this week:
Health bosses in Lincolnshire said they were “nervous” after a steep rise in cases in Nottinghamshire which saw it rise to the top of the infection rate league with 689.1 cases per 100,000 people.
In the Newark and Sherwood district alone, the number of positive cases per 100,000 people is 176.9, which is well above the government threshold for intervention.
The neighbouring county is understood to be facing tougher lockdown restrictions when a new COVID-19 alert system is brought in next week.
Police and councils across Greater Lincolnshire have also been given a chunk of a national £60 million pot to help enforce stricter rules.
At least 30 coronavirus cases have been linked to an outbreak at a bacon and gammon slicing factory in Scunthorpe.
New testing centres have opened in Lincoln and Grimsby, however, health bosses are continuing to urge top dogs in government for more.
At least six students have also tested positive for coronavirus at the University of Lincoln, just days before the new term begins.
As of this week, more than 60 schools and higher education facilities across Greater Lincolnshire have confirmed cases of coronavirus since the new term started.
On Friday, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that employees will get two thirds of their wages paid for by the government if their workplace is forced to close because of coronavirus restrictions.
Nationally, cases increased by 13,864 to 575,679 while deaths increased by 87 to 42,679.
Coronavirus data for Greater Lincolnshire for Friday, October 9
5,709 cases (up 139)
- 3,962 in Lincolnshire (up 90)
- 1,207 in North Lincolnshire (up 24)
- 540 in North East Lincolnshire (up 25)
409 deaths (up three)
- 282 from Lincolnshire (up two)
- 91 from North Lincolnshire (up one)
- 36 from North East Lincolnshire (no change)
of which 278 hospital deaths (no change)
- 150 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (no change)
- 5 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
- 1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
- 122 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (no change)
575,679 UK cases, 42,679 deaths