New Covid-19 statistics released by North East Lincolnshire Council
Written by Lauren Paul
New Covid-19 statistics were released yesterday by North East Lincolnshire Council which affects 160,000 people living in the borough.
The figures reveal that 22 people are presently staying at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital with coronavirus.
Two people are currently being treated in intensive care.
Unfortunately, another three people have died from the virus.
This brings the death toll in North East Lincolnshire to 359.
The borough is the sixth highest rated area for confirmed cases (per 100,000 people) in the country.
Two care homes have also had to close due to the outbreaks caused by the new Delta variant which emerged in June this year.
Geoff Barnes, Deputy Director for Public Health at NELC, said: “In our area, we are seeing the highest Covid rates we’ve ever experienced in this area.
He continued: “Right from the start, we had fairly low rates, so a lot of people hadn’t been exposed to the virus.
“In our area, we don’t want to see people stop wearing face coverings in public spaces.
“I would strongly encourage people to go on wearing masks.
“It’s part of your public responsibility to protect others and I want people to carry on wearing them in our area.
“It will be difficult for people to continue to resist the temptation to throw off all the restrictions and go back to how things used to be, but the reality is that the virus is still here, hospital cases are now rising and we need to keep doing those very small things that actually require very little effort but can save someone from falling very ill, ending up in hospital or worse.”