CORONAVIRUS: Woman being treated in Lincolnshire hospital has died, health trust confirms

A woman has died while being treated for the coronavirus in a Lincolnshire hospital.

Woman with coronavirus has died in Lincolnshire Hospital

United Lincolnshire Health Trust (ULHT) confirmed today that the woman in her 80s had passed away yesterday (Thursday).

ULHT has not revealed which hospital. Earlier in the week, it said patients were being treated with the virus in both Boston Pilgrim and Lincoln Hospitla.

A spokesperson for ULHT said: “Sadly we can confirm that a woman who was being cared for at one of our hospitals, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

“The patient, who passed away yesterday, was in her eighties and had underlying health conditions.

“Her family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

She is the first confirmed fatality in Lincolnshire.

There are in total 32 confirmed cases in Lincolnshire, figures released by Public Health England yesterday show.

Nationally, fugures released yesterday show 11,658 confirmed cases and 578 deaths in the UK.