Data shows that Lincolnshire has recorded a further 282 new coronavirus cases in the 24 hours to Sunday (January 10), down on yesterday’s 311.
The news comes as three new coronavirus hospital deaths were confirmed by NHS England in the area – one in United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and two in Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
UK-wide, the Government said a further 563 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 81,431.
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 97,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.
The Government also said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 54,940 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.
It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,072,349.
Here is the latest breakdown for each local authority area across Lincolnshire:
Boston – 3,507 (increase of 34)
East Lindsey – 4,907 (increase of 34)
Lincoln – 5,321 (increase of 54)
North Kesteven – 3,897 (increase of 41)
South Kesteven – 4,784 (increase of 48)
South Holland – 3,015 (increase of 35)
West Lindsey – 3,250 (increase of 46)
In addition, here is the breakdown for other locations in the area:
Bassetlaw – 5,437 (increase of 54)
Newark and Sherwood – 4,699 (increase of 81)
North Lincolnshire – 6,651 (increase of 47)
North East Lincolnshire – 6,459 (increase of 46)
This is the latest breakdown of Covid-related hospital deaths since the start of the pandemic:
548 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust ( increase of one )
23 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
346 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (increase of two)
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he would not speculate on whether the lockdown rules could be strengthened.
Asked about the prospect of tighter restrictions, he told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show: “I don’t want to speculate because the most important message is not whether the Government will further strengthen the rules.
“The most important thing is that people stay at home and follow the rules that we have got.
“And that, in terms of the scale of the impact on the cases, that is the most important thing we can do collectively as a society.”
Mr Hancock, who gave the interview from his own home via video link, added: “It is hard, it is not easy. But if you can do something from home and you don’t need to go outside of home to do it, then you should.
“People need to not just follow the letter of the rules but follow the spirit as well and play their part.”