Another Lancashire area sees surge in new coronavirus cases
Written by Skywave Radio News on July 7, 2020
A further 28 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed across Lancashire, with more than a third of the increase coming in one borough.
As of Tuesday afternoon (July 7), there are 10 more confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Pendle area, which contains Nelson, Colne, and Barnoldswick.
Nine of the county’s 14 areas have recorded at least one new case in the last day, according to the data from Public Health England.
Cases have been recorded in Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley, Preston, Ribble Valley, South Ribble, West Lancashire, and Wyre.
Only Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, and Rossendale recorded zero new cases of Covid-19.
There are now 8,674 cases of coronavirus across the whole of Lancashire.
As of last week, the data is now based on people being tested both through Pillar 1, which is in hospitals, and Pillar 2, which are through drive-through test centres and swabs sent by post.
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 by Lancashire borough as of Tuesday, July 7, with increases in brackets:
- Blackburn with Darwen: 1,006 (+1), 675.4 per 100,000
- Blackpool: 1,019 (+3), 731.5 per 100,000
- Burnley: 439 (+1), 495.9 per 100,000
- Chorley: 669 (0), 572.7 per 100,000
- Fylde: 439 (0), 550.3 per 100,000
- Hyndburn: 317 (0), 392.3 per 100,000
- Lancaster: 880 (0), 610.1 per 100,000
- Pendle: 431 (+10), 471.5 per 100,000
- Preston: 1,151 (+4), 811.6 per 100,000
- Ribble Valley: 191 (+1), 318.0 per 100,000
- Rossendale: 281 (0), 396.4 per 100,000
- South Ribble: 510 (+4), 461.4 per 100,000
- West Lancashire: 715 (+2), 627.5 per 100,000
- Wyre: 624 (+2), 561.0 per 100,000
Lancashire has also recorded its first coronavirus deaths for the first time in five days.
Two people with the virus passed away under the care of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages both Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley Hospital.
The deaths occurred more than a week ago on June 28 and June 29, respectively.
There can be a delay in reporting figures, as there has been with these, meaning each death is not reported by the NHS on the following day.
As such, increases or decreases in the numbers should be treated with caution.
It brings the total number of Covid-related deaths at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to 243.