SkyWave Radio UK

Your Station Your Way!

Current track

Title

Artist


Infection spike for high-risk areas of Lancs as new cases confirmed

Written by on July 12, 2020

There were 36 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Lancashire in today’s figures from Public Health England.

11 of those cases were in the high-risk Blackburn with Darwen area and 11 were in the Pendle area of Lancashire. Both have been seeing new cases at a much higher rate than the rest of the county over the past fortnight.

There were also cases confirmed in Blackpool, Burnley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Preston and West Lancashire.

No new cases were confirmed in Chorley, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Rossendale and South Ribble.

There are now 8,821 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 Sunday, July 12 with increases in brackets:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 1,065 (+11), 715.0 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 1,028 (+3), 737.9 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 449 (+4), 507.2 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 671 (-), 574.4 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 448 (+2), 561.6 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 321 (+2), 397.2 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 881 (-), 610.8 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 481 (+11), 526.2 per 100,000
  • Preston: 1,160 (+1), 817.9 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 195 (-), 324.7 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 284 (-), 400.6 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 514 (-), 463.2 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 720 (+1), 631.9 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 627 (+1), 563.7 per 100,000

There were no further deaths recorded in Lancashire or the North West today.

A further 15 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,066.

Patients were aged between 72 and 96 years old.   One patient, aged 96 years, had no known underlying health conditions. 

Their families have been informed.