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Infection spike continues in Lancashire’s two most affected areas

Written by on July 10, 2020

There were 24 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Lancashire in today’s figures from Public Health England.

Of those 24 new cases, 12 of them were recorded in Blackburn with Darwen and seven in Pendle, both areas that feature in the areas in the country with the highest rates of infection currently.

There were also new cases in Blackpool, Burnley, Preston and Ribble Valley. No new cases were recorded in Chorley, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancs or Wyre.

There are now 8,741 cases of coronavirus across Lancashire.

Data is now based on people being tested both through ‘Pillar 1’ – in hospitals – and Pillar 2 – drive-through test centres and swabs sent by post.

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 by Lancashire borough as of Friday, July 10 with increases in brackets:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 1,038 (+12), 696.9 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 1,022 (+1), 733.6 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 440 (+1), 497.0 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 670 (0), 573.5 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 445 (+1), 557.9 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 318 (-), 393.5 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 881 (0), 610.8 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 464 (+7), 507.6 per 100,000
  • Preston: 1,155 (+2), 814.4 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 194 (+1), 323.0 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 281 (0), 396.4 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 512 (-), 463.2 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 719 (-), 631.0 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 625 (0), 561.9 per 100,000

Lancashire’s coronavirus death toll has increased again as the county’s total nears 1,000.

One further Covid-19 related death has been confirmed at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, which operates Royal Lancaster Infirmary as well as locations in Cumbria.

The individual died yesterday (July 9) and was confirmed this afternoon by NHS England.

It brings the NHS trust’s death toll total to 168 and Lancashire’s total number of coronavirus deaths to 994, with the weekly death toll now at five.