#coronavirus #COVID19 Nine more virus deaths as latest area-by-area breakdown revealed – Lincolnshire Live

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Nine more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Lincolnshire in the latest daily figures.

The deaths were reported at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust in what is once again one of the highest daily totals since lockdown began.

Another three deaths were also reported at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

In total, there have now been 431 deaths at the trusts serving Lincolnshire since the pandemic began.

The news comes as the latest data on daily cases showed there had been another 318 cases reported in the county.

East Lindsey – which covers the east coast and the Wolds area – once again had the most cases with 116, and had more than a third of the new cases on its own.

East Lindsey has had the most cases since the virus first arrived, although figures have risen steeply there in recent weeks.

However, the total of 318 in the county is a sign that the numbers might be starting to fall. Between November 8 and 13, for example, the lowest daily total was 330.

Here is the latest breakdown for each local authority area across all of Lincolnshire:

Boston  – 1,541 (increase of 30)

East Lindsey  – 2,860 (increase of 116)

Lincoln – 2,508 (increase of 46)

North Kesteven – 1,753 (increase of 20)

South Kesteven – 2,027 (increase of 36)

South Holland – 1,638 (increase of 33)

West Lindsey  – 1,426 (increase of 27)

In addition, here is the breakdown for other locations in the area:

Bassetlaw – 3,234 (increase of 66)

Newark and Sherwood – 2,560 (increase of 30)

North Lincolnshire – 4,154 (increase of 81)

North East Lincolnshire – 4,574 (increase of 99)

Locally, the number of Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic is as follows:

The news comes as a further 511 virus deaths were reported today by officials.

The total death toll since the virus first hit is now 54,286.

In addition, 20,252 cases were reported across the UK in the latest daily totals.

The total since the virus first arrived is now 1,473,508.

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said today that the second peak of coronavirus is “flattening” but the public must “keep our resolve” for the rest of the lockdown to prevent it rebounding.

Mr Hancock said it was still too early to say what contact people will be able to have over Christmas and what additional restrictions may be required after lockdown is eased.

Speaking with Mr Hancock at a Downing Street press conference, professor Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer for England, also urged caution and suggested any gains from the second national lockdown could be quickly lost as it takes “just seconds” for the virus to spread.

But referring to the “ray of light” that may be provided by a vaccine, the Mr Hancock confirmed that he has formally asked the UK’s regulator to assess the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use here.

Striking an optimistic tone at the briefing on Friday, Mr Hancock said the latest infection figures are “promising”, that “they show that the second peak is flattening”, and added that he has grown “more and more confident” that life will be closer to normal by spring.



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