Coronavirus (Friday): Six more patients die in Lincolnshire hospitals - bringing total to 42

The total number of patients to have died with coronavirus in Lincolnshire’s hospitals now stands at 42, health chiefs have confirmed today (Friday).

Figures released this afternoon show that six more people have died in United Lincolnshire Health Trust (ULHT) hospitals.

A spokesperson for ULHT said: “Sadly we can confirm that six 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 42.

“The patients were two men aged 76, and one aged 89, and three women aged 84, 85 and 93. All had underlying health conditions.

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

Meanwhile, the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust - which has hospitals in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole - has seen one more patient die, bringing the total to 15.