Half of eligible adults in Lincolnshire have now had their first vaccine

The average number of new daily cases in the UK has fallen substantially in recent weeks, although the decline does appear to have slowed in recent days.

A further 6,303 confirmed cases across the UK were announced by the government on Thursday which is down from 6,753 new cases a week earlier.

Lincolnshire’s overall infection rate sits around 85 per 100,000 population, compared to England’s 60, with nearly 130,000 tests having now been carried out.

The number of tests every day has risen by roughly 500,000 since the start of March as schools have been using rapid tests to check pupils for coronavirus, even when they do not have symptoms.

This has led to, on average, about 1,000 new cases being found each day, but it is too soon to say whether the slowing rate of decline is down to more testing or more virus.

With millions of children back in school in England, UK nations are moving to the next stages of easing restrictions on everyday life.

More than half of eligible adults in Lincolnshire have now been given their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination.

The latest data showed that 321,832 of Lincolnshire’s estimated 640,000 people aged over 18 have been vaccinated.

The government’s COVID-19 dashboard recorded 121 new cases in Lincolnshire, 43 in North Lincolnshire and 23 in North East Lincolnshire.

Two deaths were registered in Lincolnshire and one in North Lincolnshire. These figures include deaths both in and out of hospitals, as well as residents in hospitals outside the county.




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