CORONAVIRUS: Six people with virus have now died in Lincolnshire hospitals

Six people have now died in Lincolnshire hospitals with coronavirus, it has been revealed today.

Six people with virus have died in Lincolnshire hospitals

United Lincolnshire Health Trust confirmed today two more patients in its hospitals had died.

The patients were both men, one aged 55 and one 82, and both had underlying health issues.

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

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

The first death happened on Thursday and was announced on Friday, and was a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions.

On Saturday, the trust revealed that three more patients, all women between the ages of 65 and 80, had died.

ULHT has not revealed which hospitals the patients have died in, but last week, it said patients were being treated with the virus in both Boston Pilgrim and Lincoln Hospital..

There are in total 78 confirmed cases in Lincolnshire, figures released by Public Health England today show.

Nationally, figures released today (Monday) show 22,141 cases with 1,408 deaths.

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