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227 COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths in Greater Lincolnshire on Tuesday

Vaccinations begin but tier 3 Christmas is in store

There have been 227 new coronavirus cases and 23 COVID-related deaths in Greater Lincolnshire on Tuesday.

The government’s COVID-19 dashboard recorded 173 new cases in Lincolnshire, 31 in North Lincolnshire and 23 in North East Lincolnshire.

On Tuesday, 18 deaths were registered in Lincolnshire, four in North Lincolnshire and one in North East Lincolnshire. These figures include deaths both in and out of hospitals, as well as residents in hospitals outside the county.

NHS England reported 10 new local hospital deaths on Tuesday, including five at United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust and five at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

On Tuesday, national cases increased by 12,282 to 1,750,241, while deaths rose by 616 to 62,033

Margaret Keenan, 90, was the first person in England to receive the Pfizer vaccination. She turns 91 next week and said it was the “best early birthday present”.

An 84-year-old retired NHS worker was the first person in Lincolnshire to get the new COVID-19 vaccine. Janet Judson from Lincoln received the coronavirus jab on Tuesday morning at Lincoln County Hospital.

Lincolnshire is “struggling” and time is “ticking away” to get us out of tier 3 lockdown in time for Christmas — and the numbers don’t look “massively favourable” according to health bosses.

A further eight Lincolnshire schools have cases of coronavirus, but the majority in the county remain fully open. Lincolnshire County Council said on December 8 that 15 schools have made initial contact in the past seven days because of a pupil or staff member testing positive for coronavirus.

The government’s chief scientific adviser has said face masks could still be needed late into next year despite the rollout of the vaccine programme this month.

Here’s Greater Lincolnshire’s coronavirus infection rate up to December 7:

Infection rate from Nov 30 to Dec 7. | Data: GOV UK / Table: The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire’s cases up to December 8.

Coronavirus data for Greater Lincolnshire for Tuesday, December 8

29,232 cases (up 227)

  • 18,695 in Lincolnshire (up 173)
  • 5,097 in North Lincolnshire (up 31)
  • 5,440 in North East Lincolnshire (up 23)

1,048 deaths (up 23)

  • 693 from Lincolnshire (up 18)
  • 183 from North Lincolnshire (up four)
  • 172 from North East Lincolnshire (up one)

of which 644 hospital deaths (up 10)

  • 346 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (up five)
  • 16 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
  • 1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
  • 281 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (up five)

1,750,241 UK cases, 62,033 deaths

DATA SOURCE — FIGURES CORRECT AT THE TIME OF the latest update. postcode data includes deaths not in healthcare facilities or in hospitals outside authority boundaries.