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Six more Covid deaths reported in northern Lincolnshire hospitals as nine people now in ICU – Grimsby Live

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The deaths of a further six coronavirus patients in northern Lincolnshire have been reported by the NHS today.

Four happened over recent days and two were from mid-December.

Two people died on Sunday, January 10, according to the figures, and a further two on Monday, January 11.

Due to delays in reporting, deaths have also been reported today which happened on Saturday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 15.

These take the number of local fatalities in hospitals run by the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust to 352 since the pandemic began.

Ambulances at Whitechapel hospital in London

Ambulaces outside a hospital amid fears the NHS could be overwhelmed by coronavirus
(Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

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After a rise yesterday, the number of hospital patients has fallen back down to 83.

44 of these are in Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, and 39 are in Scunthorpe General Hospital.

However, intensive care numbers have continued to rise.

There are now nine patients in ICUs across the hospital trust – five in Grimsby and four in Scunthorpe.

Staff at Nicholas House care home in Haxey get Covid vaccines

Staff at Nicholas House care home in Haxey get Covid vaccines

Covid vaccines are continuing to be rolled out across northern Lincolnshire.

A care home which had experienced an outbreak spoke of their relief as all 47 staff and residents got the first jab within two hours.

GP centres are contacting those most at risk to arrange vaccination appointments at local centres.

Geoff Barnes, the deputy director of North East Lincolnshire Public Health, has called for people to stay local when exercising after large numbers of cars parking at Cleethorpes over the weekend.

“We are doing everything we can to keep the numbers of Covid infections in North East Lincolnshire low,” he said.

“We appreciate the restrictions are hard, but people should only go out for essential reasons, or to exercise once a day, and people should always keep local.

“By following the guidelines, we will all contribute to the national lockdown effort and protect our NHS and care service from getting overwhelmed.”