Another five people diagnosed with coronavirus have died in Lincolnshire’s hospitals, the latest figures show.
It comes as 225 new cases were reported across the county.
The Government said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 54,990 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,654,779.
The Government said a further 454 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 75,024.
Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 90,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.
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South Kesteven had the biggest rise overnight, with 51 new cases. Followed by 40 cases in Lincoln.
Here is the latest breakdown for each local authority area across Lincolnshire:
Boston – 3,291 (increase of 26)
East Lindsey – 4,632 (increase of 26)
Lincoln – 4,931 (increase of 40)
North Kesteven – 3,520 (increase of 33)
South Kesteven – 4,193 (increase of 51)
South Holland – 2,731 (increase of 26)
West Lindsey – 2,979 (increase of 23)
In addition, here is the breakdown for other locations in the area:
Bassetlaw – 5,053 (increase of 48)
Newark and Sherwood – 4,203 (increase of 28)
North Lincolnshire – 6,302 (increase of 39)
North East Lincolnshire – 6,184 (increase of 28)
This is the latest breakdown of Covid-related hospital deaths since the start of the pandemic:
521 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (increase of three)
23 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals ( no change)
1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
334 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (increase of two)
Asked whether he could guarantee schools will open on January 18, Boris Johnson told the Andrew Marr show: “Well, obviously, we’re going to continue to assess the impact of the Tier 4 measures, the Tier 3 measures.”
On whether GCSE and A-Level exams should be cancelled, the Prime Minister said: “We’ve got to be realistic, we’ve got to be realistic about the pace of which this new variant has spread… we’ve got to be realistic about the impact that it’s having on our NHS… and we’ve got to be humble in the face of this virus.”
Mr Johnson indicated tougher restrictions may be introduced, saying: “It may be that we need to do things in the next few weeks that will be tougher in many parts of the country.
“I’m fully, fully reconciled to that.”
He added: “There are obviously a range of tougher measures that that we would have to consider… I’m not going to speculate now about what they would be, but I’m sure that all our viewers and our listeners will understand what the sort of things… clearly school closures, which we had to do in March is one of those things.”