CORONAVIRUS: Death toll at county hospitals continues to rise

Four more patients have died with coronavirus in Lincolnshire hospitals, figures published this afternoon reveal.
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The figures bring the total deaths in United Lincolnshire Health Trust ULHT) hospitals to 69.

The latest patients to die were two men and two women aged between 82 and 90.

A spokesperson for ULHT said: “Sadly we can confirm that four further patients who were being cared for in our hospitals, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. This brings the total number of deaths in ULHT hospitals to 69.

“The patients were two men aged 89 and 90, and two woman aged 82 and 90. All had underlying health conditions.

“Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

.”The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust - which has hospitals in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole – recorded three more deaths, bringing its total to 28.