CORONAVIRUS: Council urges people to stay at home as Boston district cases rise by 30%

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Boston Borough Council has put out a stay at home message after a significant increase in Coronavirus cases.

The council says there has been a near 30% rise in confirmed cases in the last seven days.

It comes after concerns were flagged about Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, with reports at the end of last week suggesting the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust facility had declared a ‘critical incident’ with 159 Covid-19 patients across the trust, which also includes Lincoln Hospital.

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In a Facebook post, Boston Council says it is vital people stick to the national lockdown restrictions to drive down the infection rate.

It states that seven days ago, there were 920 cases – on Saturday, there were 1,191.

The post says: “YOU ALL have a responsibility to #controlthevirus.

“In our area, COVID levels have risen significantly in the last 7 days.

“STAY at home.

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“Only go out for work purposes (if you cannot work from home), to buy essentials (food or medicine), for education, medical reasons, or to exercise outdoors.

“DON’T gather in groups.

“DON’T visit other households (unless they are in your support bubble, or to provide informal childcare for children aged 13 and under as part of a childcare bubble).”