CORONAVIRUS: Latest figures (Tuesday) show rise in number of fatalities recorded in Lincolnshire hospitals

The latest figures released from NHS England show seven more people have died in Lincolnshire hospitals with coronavirus.
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Today's sad news brings the total fatalities in United Lincolnshire Health Trust hospitals to 83.

A spokesman for the trust said: “Sadly we can confirm that seven further patients who were being cared for in our hospitals and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

“The patients were six men aged 63, 69,71,78 and two aged 88, and a woman aged 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.”

The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust - which has hospitals in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole – recorded six more deaths, bringing its total to 41.