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Latest Covid case figures for South Kesteven

There have been a further 26 positive cases of the coronavirus in South Kesteven today (Wednesday), while Lincolnshire has seen a rise of 223.

According to the Government's Covid dashboard, 209 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the district in the last seven days. The total since the start of the pandemic is 1,242.

Two people have died in the county in the last 24 hours – they were not from this district. The total Covid-related deaths in South Kesteven remains at 54.

Covid 19. Coronavirus. Stock Image (30606389)
Covid 19. Coronavirus. Stock Image (30606389)

Lincolnshire is on the medium (tier 1) level for the the new three-tier lockdown system of Covid-19 risk, which means it has no extra restrictions on top of the nation-wide ones.

A meeting of county leaders today (Wednesday) decided to continue with the status quo, but warned they were alert to any changes in numbers.

However, it has now been confirmed that the whole of Nottinghamshire will now go into Tier 3, not the few districts and city region previously announced.

It means Lincolnshire will be surrounded by tier 3 areas.

Nationally, cases increased by 24,701 to 942,275, while deaths jumped by 310 to 45,675.

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