Posted: 15.10.20 at 17:45 by Daniel Jaines Local Democracy Reporter
There have been now been more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases in Greater Lincolnshire since the pandemic started, as 341 new cases and 10 deaths were confirmed on Tuesday.
The latest UK coronavirus dashboard figures as of Tuesday evening showed 176 new cases in Lincolnshire, 66 in North Lincolnshire and 99 in North East Lincolnshire.
It takes Lincolnshire’s cumulative total since the pandemic began to 10,178 cases. There have been 5,586 cases confirmed in October alone.
The number of people who have died with coronavirus in Greater Lincolnshire’s hospitals has now passed 300.
NHS figures reported six COVID-related deaths at hospitals across Greater Lincolnshire, including four at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and two at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Trust.
The government’s coronavirus dashboard, which includes those both in and out of hospitals and those of residents in hospitals outside the county, showed 10 new deaths in the figures, with nine in Lincolnshire and one in North East Lincolnshire
Nationally, cases increased by 22,885 to 917,575, while deaths jumped by 367 to 45,365.
Lincolnshire is currently still on the medium (tier 1) level for the the new three-tier lockdown system of COVID-19 risk, which means it has no extra restrictions on top of the nation-wide ones.
However, Lincoln could be in discussions over tier 2 (high) restrictions by the weekend, health bosses have said.
Three wards at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital were earlier today, confirmed to have closed to new admissions and are restricting visits due to a COVID outbreak.
Neighbouring South Yorkshire moved into tier 3 at the weekend. Meanwhile Nottingham, Rushcliffe, Gedling and Broxtowe, face tier 3 lockdown from midnight on Thursday — but Newark on the county’s border managed to escape, staying in tier 2 for now.
Overall, Greater Lincolnshire now reports 10,178 cases (up 341)
6,513 in Lincolnshire (up 176)
2,013 in North Lincolnshire (up 66)
1,652 in North East Lincolnshire (up 99)
The 6,513 for Lincolnshire is equivalent to 855.6 cases per 100,000 of population.
This compares with an England average of 1384.7 cases per 100,000 of population, based on its 777.774 cases.
Leicester now reports 10,187 cases, or 2875.9 per 100,000. This is an increase of 142 today.
This figure gives a rate more than three times that of Lincolnshire and almost four times that of South Kesteven. It is also four times the Rutland rate.
Leicestershire now has 9778 confirmed cases (up 309 today), giving a rate of 1384.7 cases per 100,000.
Melton is up 8 to 500 today, with a rate today of 976.4 cases per 100,000.
Peterborough is up 27 to 2584 or 1277.6 cases per 100,000.
Rutland is up 4 today at 314, giving it a rate of 786.4 cases per 100,000.
South Holland is up 31 today at 1058, with a rate of 1113.5 cases per 100,000.
And South Kesteven is up 36 today at 1216, giving it a rate today of 853.8 cases per 100,000.
Greater Lincolnshire also reports 461 deaths (up 10)
311 from Lincolnshire (up nine)
95 from North Lincolnshire (no change)
45 from North East Lincolnshire (up one)
of which 301 hospital deaths (up six)
160 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (up four)
6 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
134 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (up two)
The UK also reports 917,575 cases and 45,365 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.