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Two high-risk Lancashire areas continue to show infection spike

Written by on July 13, 2020

There were 23 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Lancashire in today’s figures from Public Health England.

Nine of those cases were in the high-risk Blackburn with Darwen area and another nine were in the Pendle area of Lancashire. Both have continued to see new cases at a much higher rate than the rest of the county over the past two weeks.

There were also cases confirmed in Blackpool, Chorley, Lancaster, Preston and South Ribble.

No new cases were confirmed in Burnley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, West Lancashire and Wyre.

There are now 8,867 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 Monday, July 13 with increases in brackets:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 1,074 (+9), 721.1 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 1,029 (+1), 738.7 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 449 (-), 507.2 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 672 (+1), 575.2 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 448 (-), 561.6 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 321 (-), 397.2 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 882 (+1), 611.5 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 490 (+9), 536.1 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: 515 (+1), 465.9 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 720 (-), 631.9 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 627 (-), 563.7 per 100,000

Four new deaths have been recorded at hospital trusts operating in Lancashire bringing the death toll to more than 1,000, according to today’s NHS figures.

All four deaths were at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and they happened on July 1, 5, 7 and 8.

It made up nearly a quarter of the total new deaths reported in England today.

No deaths were recorded at Blackpool teaching Hospitals, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

It brings the total of deaths in the relevant five Lancashire hospital trusts to 1,002.

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