Coronavirus crisis: Figures steadying for Rutland and Lincolnshire

  Posted: 22.05.20 at 11:05 by By Local Democracy Reporter, Daniel Jaines

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The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases continues to be low across Rutland and Lincolnshire.

No more cases were confirmed in Rutland yesterday.

But there were two more in Lincolnshire and two more in Northern Lincolnshire.

On the whole, new cases in Rutland and Lincolnshire appear to be staying at a lower rate, with just a few a day – however, there have been some days when numbers have spiked as tests catch up from weekends or bank holidays.

Here is how the figures for Lincolnshire have gone this week:
• May 17: 1040 cases, up four from the previous day
• May 18: 1042 cases, up two from the previous day
• May 19: 1043 cases, up one from the previous day
• May 20: 1061 cases, up 18 from the previous day
• May 21: 1063 cases, up two from the previous day

The latest figure gives Lincolnshire a rate of 140.6 cases per 100,000 of population.

This compares with an England average of 262.0 cases per 100,000, based on its 146,662 cases.

Rutland yesterday again reported no new cases, putting it on 33 or 83.1 per 100,000.

This rate puts it fourth best among all the lower tier local authorities in England.

Among other such districts:

Melton yesterday went up two to 65 (127.2).

North Kesteven remained on 131 (112.9)

Peterborough went up two to 384 (191.0).

South Holland went up one to 213 (226.6).

South Kesteven went up one to 156 (110.0).

Meanwhile, the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has gone a third day without any further reported coronavirus-related deaths in its hospitals.

According to the latest government statistics, however, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals did see one additional death.

It is the third day in a row where no deaths have been reported in the official figures for Lincolnshire and the fifth time in two weeks.

No further deaths have been announced for Rutland.

So far, across Greater Lincolnshire, there have been 284 Coronavirus-related related deaths, 192 of which have been at trusts and care homes within Lincolnshire county.

Across the UK, a further 338 people, who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in UK hospitals to 36,042.

Additional reporting by Nub News

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