Coronavirus crisis: Lincolnshire reports more deaths and dozens of new cases

  Posted: 16.04.20 at 16:52 by The Editor

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There was no letting up today as the death toll and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continued to rise.

This afternoon Public Health England revealed Lincolnshire now has 531 cases being treated in hsopital, an increase of 28 from yesterday.

Leicestershire reported an increase of 17 cases from 564 to 581.

North Lincolnshire saw the number of confirmed cases rise from 136 to 145.

North East Lincolnshire saw an increase from 84 to 86.

Peterborough reported and increase from 108 to 113 cases.

Rutland continued its good run and remains on 12.

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust which runs Grantham, Boston, Lincoln and Louth hospitals reported the deaths of four more people who tested positive with the virus, bringing the total number of such deaths to 69.

A statement said: "The patients were two men aged 89 and 90, and two woman aged 82 and 90. All had underlying health conditions."

The North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which operates Stamford and Rutland, Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals, did not issue an update today.

Nationally, the UK now has 103,093 confirmed cases, an in crease of 4,618 on yesterday.

The number of deaths increased by 861 to 13,729 over the same period.

Lincolnshire Police are dealing with "a serious collision at Deeping Common." A statement issued this afternoon said: "We ...