Lincolnshire hits one million COVID vaccines milestone
Lincolnshire exceeded 50,000 COVID cases on Thursday as 306 new cases were confirmed in the county – 576 in the Greater Lincolnshire region as a whole.
The government’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 306 new cases in Lincolnshire, 171 in North East Lincolnshire and 99 in North Lincolnshire on Thursday. The number is 19.2% below the 713 cases last Thursday.
NHS England reported no new deaths from COVID-positive hospital patients in the Greater Lincolnshire area. Government data also reported no further deaths.
Nationally, cases rose 39,906 to 5,602,321, while deaths rose 84 to 128,980. More than 1,000,000 doses of vaccine have been distributed locally in Lincolnshire, according to the latest government figures.
The vaccine numbers released by the government on Thursday showed the county had now dispensed 1,006,160 cumulative doses, 13,771 more than the previous week’s 992,389 total. The increase is 435 doses more than in the previous week.
Lincoln MP Karl McCartney said he believed the “days of the NHS COVID-19 app were numbered” and admitted that he had never downloaded the app before.
Mr McCartney made the allegation during an interview with BBC Radio Lincolnshire Thursday morning as the NHS COVID-19 app’s “Pingdemic” continued to divide opinion.
Self-isolation warnings were sent to more than 600,000 people in England and Wales between July 8 and 15, up 17% from the previous week.
The number of young people referred for specialist care for eating disorders has increased by more than 50% in the past two years, with another sharp increase expected after COVID.
A report to the Lincolnshire County Council’s Health Audit Committee on Wednesday showed an overall 51% increase in child and adolescent psychiatry (CAMHS) referrals since 2018/19, up from 39% last year alone.
However, the county mental health chiefs say a new intensive home care team set up after Lincoln’s Ash Mansion closed in 2020 is significantly improving the wellbeing of the children.
At the national level, Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi defended the number of people pinged by the NHS COVID app.
He said self-isolation is the second most important tool in combating COVID after vaccines.
He also told MPs that 52,600 people in England were not hospitalized due to vaccines.
However, he said people should still be careful as the daily average number of cases is around 41,000 and 34% of people ages 18-29 nationwide have not been vaccinated.
He assured people that the right thing to do is wait until September before needing an NHS Covid Pass to access nightclubs and other crowded venues to give businesses and young people time to prepare.
Coronavirus data for Greater Lincolnshire on Thursday July 22nd
76,614 cases (plus 576)
- 50,159 in Lincolnshire (up 306)
- 11,839 in North Lincolnshire (up 99)
- 14,616 in northeast Lincolnshire (up 171)
2,205 deaths (no change)
- 1,627 from Lincolnshire (no change)
- 303 from North Lincolnshire (no change)
- 275 from North East Lincolnshire (no change)
thereof 1,320 hospital deaths (unchanged)
- 819 at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (no change)
- 43 in the Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
- 1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
- 457 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (no change)
5,602,321 UK cases, 128,980 Deaths