Figures released this afternoon show that eight more people have died in United Lincolnshire Health Trust (ULHT) hospitals.
A spokesperson for ULHT said: “Sadly we can confirm that eight 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 19.
“The patients were three women aged between 79 and 80, and five men aged between 49 and 89. All had underlying health conditions.
“Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”
According to the Department of Health and Social Care, as of 9am today, a total of 173,784 people have been tested of which 38,168 have tested positive.
As of 5pm yesterday (April 2), of those hospitalised in the UK who have tested positive for coronavirus, 3,605 have sadly died.