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Greater Lincolnshire lockdown: 546 COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths on Wednesday

324 patients in hospitals with coronavirus

There have been 546 new coronavirus cases and 20 COVID-related deaths in Greater Lincolnshire on Wednesday.

The government’s COVID-19 dashboard recorded 426 new cases in Lincolnshire, 69 in North Lincolnshire and 51 in North East Lincolnshire. Local cases have hit 40,000 mark since the pandemic started.

On Wednesday, 13 deaths were registered in Lincolnshire, six 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 nine new local hospital deaths on Wednesday, including seven at United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust and two at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG).

The total number of hospital deaths in Greater Lincolnshire has now surpassed 900 since the start of the pandemic.

On Wednesday, national cases increased by a record 62,322 to 2,836,801, while deaths rose by 1,041 to 77,346 – the highest number of daily COVID deaths since April 21, 2020.

In local news, a Lincolnshire MP has called for more people to be reliant on themselves over fears that “every successive lockdown is less and less effective”.

This comes as there are currently 324 patients with coronavirus in hospitals across Greater Lincolnshire.

GCSE and A-Level exams due to take place this summer have been cancelled and will be replaced by teacher assessments as the coronavirus pandemic and the latest national lockdown continues to impact education.

A doctor at Boston Pilgrim hospital became the first person in Lincolnshire to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday – here’s how long it will take you to get the vaccine.

The PM told the House of Commons on Wednesday that the end of England’s lockdown will not happen with a “big bang” but will instead be a “gradual unwrapping”.

Greater Lincolnshire has seen an increase in infection rates across all districts except West Lindsey which has seen a slight decrease from 247.7 per 100,000 people on Monday to 246.7 on Wednesday.

Here’s Greater Lincolnshire’s infection rate over the last seven days up to January 6 according to the government dashboard:

Greater Lincolnshire’s infection rates up to January 6. | Data: Gov UK | Table: The Lincolnite

Coronavirus data for Greater Lincolnshire on Wednesday, January 6

Greater Lincolnshire includes Lincolnshire and the unitary authorities of North and North East (Northern) Lincolnshire.

40,149 cases (up 546)

  • 27,371 in Lincolnshire (up 426)
  • 6,477 in North Lincolnshire (up 69)
  • 6,301 in North East Lincolnshire (up 51)

1,515 deaths (up 20)

  • 1,066 from Lincolnshire (up 13)
  • 240 from North Lincolnshire (up six)
  • 209 from North East Lincolnshire (up one)

of which 901 hospital deaths (up nine)

  • 537 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (up seven)
  • 23 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
  • 1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
  • 340 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (up two)

2,836,801 UK cases, 77,346 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.