The government’s decision to take the area under stricter lockdown measures from Saturday reflects growing concern for the elderly.
It comes as nearly 200 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the region today, Thursday, October 29, the majority in the Grimsby area.
The total in northeast Lincolnshire rose to 1872 after 128 more cases.
In North Lincolnshire, it is now 2,137 after confirmation of 61 new cases.
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The rate of coronavirus cases in northeast Lincolnshire has risen to 329 per 100,000, well above the average of 210.
North Lincolnshire fell slightly to 191.
The number of coronavirus patients in hospital – one of the factors used to determine levels – is currently at the highest level since the first wave of the pandemic.
North Lincolnshire could face further measures if new efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus fail.
Council leaders called on people to obey the new rules to protect the region’s most vulnerable people.
Councilor Rob Waltham, Head of North Lincolnshire Council, said: ‘While infection rates in North Lincolnshire remain lower than in many parts of the country, we have again seen a growing number of positive cases in recent weeks, especially among people over the age of 59. These are among the groups most at risk.
“It was this – the very real risk to our older residents, mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers – that caused the most concern and took us up a level. in local Covid alert levels.
“I urge everyone in North Lincolnshire to follow the guidelines in order to protect the most vulnerable people in our communities and not only to avoid tougher measures being introduced, but to come back to Medium.
“I understand this requires sacrifices, especially families who are not allowed to socialize inside, but if we all play our part we can reduce the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and bring the North back Lincolnshire at lowest alert level.
“There will be some impact on people’s lives and on a number of businesses, but we have gained immediate access to government funds to help these businesses through these uncertain times. ”
People who are clinically vulnerable to the virus and those who provided protection until recently are advised to come into contact with as few people as possible.
Public health officials yesterday warned that nursing homes are seeing an increase in epidemics, with 19 cases in nine nursing homes in north-east Lincolnshire.
Council chief Philip Jackson said: “We know we are in a difficult time, especially for the most vulnerable. In our dialogue with the government, we have stressed the importance of being able to develop innovative ways to maintain safe visiting arrangements in nursing homes. in particular, and we hope to hear from you soon.
“Like other parts of England we have also insisted on the importance for the government to be clear on effective de-escalation processes for authorities raised to higher levels, with integrated and regular review arrangements.
“Our new level 2 classification reflects the evolution of the infection rate in our area of authority. Covid-19 is not going away yet, but there is a lot that you can do to help reduce the spread.
“This is a difficult situation, which will naturally cause concern, but I urge everyone in the borough to stay strong and continue through the difficult weeks and months ahead. ”
Figures from the district also show that since the beginning of October 233 people over the age of 60 have tested positive for the virus.
The latest NHS figures show 33 coronavirus patients at Scunthorpe General Hospital and 41 in Grimsby.