Five more people have sadly died with coronavirus in hospitals in northern Lincolnshire.
Of the latest deaths, announced by NHS England this afternoon, three happened on Friday and two on Saturday.
It brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust to 205.
On Saturday, NHS England reported a further nine tragic deaths within the Trust that happened on dates in October and November, which sadly pushed the toll past 200.
Each day’s new figure includes deaths reported by Trusts between 4pm two days prior and 4pm the previous day.
Lags in reporting by Trusts often mean some can be a few days behind.
On a national scale, NHS England announced a further 222 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19), have died.
This bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 38,334.
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The patients were aged between 30 and 99 years old. All except five, aged 30 to 81 years old, had known underlying health conditions.
Date of death ranges from 27 October to 21 November 2020 with the majority being on or after 18 November.
The sad news comes after Boris Johnson confirmed national lockdown restrictions will end on December 2 as England moves back into a “strengthened” three-tier system.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister announced that he will explain details of the plan to exit the current measures to parliament on Monday – dubbed the Covid Winter Plan – including how people will be able to see their loved ones at Christmas.
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While some local measures will be similar to those in place previously, the tiers will also be strengthened in some areas “in order to safeguard the gains made during the period of national restrictions”.
SAGE is likely to publish further papers on Monday, setting out the scientific advice that the previous tiers were not strong enough, and that a tougher regional approach is required.
Each region is expected to find out which tier it will be placed in on Thursday when ministers will use the latest data and impact of lockdown measures to determine which is most suitable.
It is expected that more areas will be placed into the higher tiers in order to keep the virus under control, and ensure further national restrictions are not required.