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Hospital Covid-19 deaths in UK rocket but no new ones in northern Lincolnshire for second day in a row – Grimsby Live

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The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased by 789 which is the highest number ever recorded on a Saturday since May.

However, none of those were in northern Lincolnshire hospitals.

England reported 625 fatalities, Scotland had 93, Wales recorded 62 and Northern Ireland had 9 to bring Britain’s hospital toll to 789, reports The Mirror.

The total number of hospital deaths now stands at 65,399.

This number is a huge leap from recent Saturdays as 479 were recorded on January 2, 196 on December 26, 432 on December 19, 393 on December 12 and on December 5 there were 368 deaths.

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On Friday – exactly two weeks from Christmas Day – the UK saw its highest ever death toll in all settings since the pandemic began with a record 1,325.

That is 101 deaths higher than the previous highest daily nationwide toll of 1,224 on April 21, during the peak of the first lockdown.

It’s the second day in a row that there have been no Covid-19 deaths reported at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospitals in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole.

The Trust’s total number of deaths throughout the pandemic stands at 344.

It comes as two vaccines are being rolled out in the area and just a day after a third one was approved for use in the UK.

England entered its third lockdown following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on Monday night in which he said the coming weeks would be the ‘toughest yet’ as the country battles another strain of Covid-19 which spreads much more quickly.

Meanwhile, a new government TV campaign urges everyone to ‘act like they have Covid-19’ and stay at home in a bid to bring the R-rate back down again.

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