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More Covid-19 cases confirmed across South Kesteven and Lincolnshire

There were 137 positive cases of the coronavirus in Lincolnshire over the past 24 hours, 17 of which were recorded in South Kesteven.

It brings the total Covid-19 cases in the county to 4,362, and the district's total to 816.

Meanwhile, NHS figures show a further death at a United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust facility, registered on October 13.

Covid 19. Coronavirus. Stock Image (30606387)
Covid 19. Coronavirus. Stock Image (30606387)

However, the government’s own death tally, which includes those both in and out of hospitals and those of residents in hospitals outside the county, showed no further new deaths

The number of deaths in South Kesteven remains unchanged at 52.

Nationally, cases increased by 17,234 to 634,920 while deaths jumped by 143 to 43,018.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new three-tier lockdown system dividing the nation into medium (tier 1), high (tier 2) and very high (tier 3) level areas.

Today, health bosses in the county confirmed Lincolnshire was in the lowest tier – medium – but addedthere would still be a significant number of new cases every day ”.

Neighbouring Nottinghamshire is on tier two, at 'high' alert.

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