Coronavirus: More than 50 Covid-19 deaths in Lincolnshire care homes

There have been 54 COVID-19 related deaths in Lincolnshire’s care homes so far, county bosses have confirmed.

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Lincolnshire County Council’s Chief Executive Debbie Barnes gave the latest figures on the authority’s 278 care homes in a video on social media.

She said the care homes were looking after around 7,000 residents currently.

“Of course, our thoughts are with those families and loved ones of those who have passed away and with the staff and other residents in those care homes too, who will be doing their very best for the people in their last few days.”

Mrs Barnes reassured viewers that the sector was “providing the safest possible care for vulnerable people despite the huge challenges” and added the council was committed to supporting those involved.

The latest coronavirus death numbers for Lincolnshire’s hospitals are due out this afternoon.

But as of this morning (Friday) there have been 119 deaths at ULHT hospitals and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals.