Greater Lincolnshire reports 310 positive COVID-19 cases over weekend
There were 310 positive cases of COVID-19 in Greater Lincolnshire over the weekend.
The UK coronavirus dashboard latest figures up to Sunday evening include 170 in Lincolnshire, taking the county above the 4,000 mark, and another 70 each in North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
It means means there have been 1,034 in seven days and 1,427 for the month.
There were 820 cases for the whole of September, a 400% increase on August numbers.
NHS figures showed no further deaths in Greater Lincolnshire hospitals over the weekend.
The government’s own death tally, which includes those both in and out of hospitals and those of residents in hospitals outside the county, also showed no new deaths in its figures.
There have been 12 coronavirus related deaths recorded by government since the beginning of the month, of which seven have occurred in hospitals across the region.
Nationally, cases increased to 603,716 while deaths increased to 42,825.
On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce a new three-tier lockdown system dividing the nation into medium, high and very high level (numbered one, two and three).
Places like Liverpool and Nottingham, already face the tightest restrictions after a surge in cases across Northern England.
On Friday, Nottingham’s infection rate has topped 750 cases per 100,000 people.