Monday, July 13, 2020

Number of local COVID-19 cases passes 1,550

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Lincolnshire has reached 977, according to the latest Government figures.

Additionally, as of 12 May, cases in North East Lincolnshire rose to 143, while North Lincolnshire cases have grown to 431.

This brings the total locally to 1,551.

Looking closer at local authority areas, cases in Boston now stand at 193. In Lincoln, 112 cases have been confirmed by labs.

East Lindsey meanwhile holds 146 cases, West Lindsey, 76, North Kesteven, 125, South Kesteven, 146 and South Holland, 179.

Across the UK, lab-confirmed UK cases are at 226,463 – 3,403 were confirmed yesterday – and a total of 32,692 people who had received a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory have died.

The figures come as the Government’s new Coronavirus rules come into effect, slightly relaxing lockdown in England.

There are a limited number of things you can now do that you could not do before:

  • spend time outdoors – for example sitting and enjoying the fresh air, picnicking, or sunbathing
  • meet one other person from a different household outdoors – following social distancing guidelines
  • exercise outdoors as often as you wish – following social distancing guidelines
  • use outdoor sports courts or facilities, such as a tennis or basketball court, or golf course – with members of your household, or one other person while staying 2 metres apart
  • go to a garden centre

At all times, you should continue to observe social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home, including ensuring you are 2 metres away from anyone outside your household. As with before, you cannot:

  • visit friends and family in their homes
  • exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool
  • use an outdoor gym or playground
  • visit a private or ticketed attraction
  • gather in a group of more than two (excluding members of your own household), except for a few specific exceptions set out in law (for work, funerals, house moves, supporting the vulnerable, in emergencies and to fulfil legal obligations)

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