June 8, 2021 5.01 pm This story is over 13 months old

COVID-19 cases triple in a week as 46 cases and one death reported in Greater Lincolnshire on Tuesday

Three times more cases than last week

There have been 46 coronavirus cases in Greater Lincolnshire and one COVID-related death on Tuesday – up threefold from 15 cases and no deaths this time last week.

The government’s COVID-19 dashboard recorded 28 new cases in Lincolnshire, 16 in North East Lincolnshire and two in North Lincolnshire.

One further coronavirus death was registered on Tuesday outside hospitals, but NHS England reported no new hospital deaths.

National cases have increased by 6,048 to 4,528,442, while deaths have risen by 13 to 127,854.

In local news, young people have been urged to get their COVID-19 jab to protect themselves and others in response to reports of vaccine hesitancy.

There are worries the last stages of the vaccine could be impacted by a view that younger people feel they do not need it due to being fit and healthy, as well as concerns over side-effects.

Thousands of young adults hit a brick wall when they tried to book their coronavirus vaccines this morning.

Local and national health bosses appealed to under 30s to take up the vaccination offer, but it turned out young people were so keen to get their jab that they crashed the NHS website.

However, Lincolnshire Showground will once again be able to offer Pfizer vaccinations against COVID-19 after a previous shortage.

There have been supply issues for the Pfizer vaccine since the government announced last month that most people under the age of 40 would be offered alternatives to the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab, after links to rare blood clots.

Over 11 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the Midlands – the region leading the way with the largest number of people vaccinated against the virus in England.

Here’s Greater Lincolnshire’s infection rates up to June 7, according to the government dashboard:

Greater Lincolnshire’s infection rates from May 31 to June 7. | Data: Gov UK / Table: James Mayer for The Lincolnite

In national news, people should holiday at home this year and not travel abroad unless absolutely necessary, Environment Secretary  George Eustice has said.

Hopes of a summer trip overseas were dashed as the environment secretary told Sky News his advice to the British public “would be holiday at home”, adding that he himself will not be travelling abroad this summer.

Greater Manchester and Lancashire are to receive a “strengthened package of support” to tackle a rise in the Delta (India) coronavirus variant, Matt Hancock has announced – with residents told to minimise travel.

Vegans and pescatarians may be less likely to get severely ill from coronavirus, according to a new study.

The research – which took place across six countries, including the UK – showed that those who had plant-based diets were 73% less likely to develop severe symptoms from COVID-19.


Coronavirus data for Greater Lincolnshire on Tuesday, June 8

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

60,905 cases (up 46)

  • 42,262 in Lincolnshire (up 28)
  • 9,800 in North Lincolnshire (up two)
  • 8,843 in North East Lincolnshire (up 16)

2,196 deaths (up one)

  • 1,621 from Lincolnshire (up one)
  • 307 from North Lincolnshire (no change)
  • 268 from North East Lincolnshire (no change)

of which 1,311 hospital deaths (no change)

  • 816 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (no change)
  • 41 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
  • 1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
  • 453 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (no change)

4,528,442 UK cases, 127,854 deaths