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Coronavirus figures for every area in Lancashire on Friday, July 3

Written by on July 3, 2020

Eleven new cases of coronavirus were confirmed across four areas of Lancashire in today’s figures from Public Health England.

The data is now based on people being tested both through Pillar 1 (in hospitals) and Pillar 2 (through drive-through test centres and swabs sent by post).

Until July 1, only Pillar 1 figures have been published at a local level, but under the new system historic Pillar 2 data is now included.

Today’s figures show Blackburn with Darwen recorded the most with eight new cases.

Chorley, Preston, and South Ribble each recorded one new case.

There are now 8,595 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Lancashire as a whole.

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 by borough as of July 3 with increases in brackets:

  • Blackburn with Darwen – 982 (+8), 659.3 per 100,000
  • Blackpool – 1,012 (-), 726.5 per 100,000
  • Burnley – 437 (-), 493.6 per 100,000
  • Chorley – 668 (+1), 571.8 per 100,000
  • Fylde – 436 (-), 546.6 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn – 316 (-), 391 per 100,000
  • Lancaster – 879 (-), 609.4 per 100,000
  • Pendle – 416 (-), 455.1 per 100,000
  • Preston – 1,145 (+1), 807.4 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley – 187 (-), 311.4 per 100,000
  • Rossendale – 281 (-), 396.4 per 100,000
  • South Ribble – 505 (+1), 456.9 per 100,000
  • West Lancs – 709 (-), 622.2 per 100,000
  • Wyre – 620 (-), 557.4 per 100,000

No new deaths were recorded at hospital trusts operating in Lancashire in today’s daily NHS figures.

The UK’s coronavirus death toll increased by 137 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 44,131.

It is the lowest number of deaths announced on a Friday over the last three months.

The rise is higher than yesterday when 89 new Covid-19 deaths were announced, although it is lower than last Friday when 186 deaths were recorded.

A Department for Health and Social Care spokesman said: “As of 9am 3 July, there have been 10,120,276 tests, with 205,673 tests on 2 July. 284,276 people have tested positive.

“As of 5pm on 2 July, of those tested positive for coronavirus, across all settings, 44,131 have sadly died.”

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