North Lincolnshire records deadliest month after more people die from coronavirus in hospital


A total of 101 people died in North Lincolnshire hospitals in November after contracting coronavirus.
It has been marked as the deadliest month for Covid-19-related deaths in north and northeast Lincolnshire throughout the pandemic.

Since the start of the pandemic, 246 devastating hospital deaths have been reported in the region, including 101 in November alone.

And there could be more deaths to add to the November tally in the coming days, as delays in reporting from hospital trusts often mean some may be a few days late.

There have been 246 devastating hospital deaths reported in the region since the start of the pandemic, including 101 in November alone.

It comes as two more people have died in hospitals run by Northern Lincolnshire and the Goole NHS Foundation Trust after contracting Covid.

Among the latest deaths, one occurred on Sunday November 29 and the other on Monday November 30.

The Trust operates hospitals in Grimsby and Scunthorpe – but the NHS does not indicate which hospitals people have died in.

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The trust is currently treating 149 patients with Covid.

65 are in Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, 81 in Scunthorpe and three in Goole.

Of these, eight are in intensive care – five in Grimsby and three in Scunthorpe.

However, north and northeast Lincolnshire are showing signs of recovery as rates of coronavirus cases have fallen to much safer levels than in recent weeks.

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As of November 30, the infection rate in North East Lincolnshire has fallen to 217 per 100,000 population, after having passed 600 earlier this month. North Lincolnshire also showed a relatively low rate with 228.

This means that North East Lincolnshire’s rate is about half of what it was when the region was subjected to Level 2 restrictions.

The huge improvement was also reflected in the latest seven-day moving average compiled using various data from the Press Association, where North East Lincolnshire is at 253 (up from 404 last week) and North Lincolnshire at 255 (against 440 for the same period). ).

North East Lincolnshire is now only a few points higher than some areas that were placed at level 2 last week, giving hope that the area could return to level 2 for Christmas.


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