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New coronavirus cases reported in Blackburn and Pendle today

Written by on July 16, 2020

New cases of coronavirus have again been confirmed in Blackburn with Darwen and Pendle in today’s figures from Public Health England.

As of Thursday afternoon (July 16), 17 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed across Lancashire – down from 28 yesterday.

Of these, eight were in the high-risk borough of Blackburn with Darwen which has introduced measures to avoid a local lockdown.

Pendle, which today also introduced new emergency plan, recorded three new cases – one of the lowest daily rises in recent days.

Eight of Lancashire’s 14 boroughs recorded at least one new case of the virus.

The data, released by Public Health England, confirms new cases in Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley and South Ribble.

No new cases have been recorded in Burnley, Lancaster, Preston, Rossendale, West Lancs and Wyre.

The number of cases in Chorley has dropped by one, most likely due to a recording error.

There are now 8,927 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 Thursday, July 16 with increases in brackets:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 1,106 (+8), 742.6 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 1,031 (+1), 740.1 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 449 (-), 507.2 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 672 (-1), 576.1 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 452 (+2), 566.6 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 323 (+1), 399.7 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 884 (-), 612.8 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 502 (+3), 549.2 per 100,000
  • Preston: 1,165 (-), 821.5 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 196 (+1), 326.4 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 284 (-), 400.6 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 516 (+1), 466.9 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 720 (-), 631.9 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 627 (-), 563.7 per 100,000

Two more people with coronavirus have died under the care of NHS hospital trusts in Lancashire.

In new data published by NHS England this afternoon (July 16), Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded one further death, bringing its total to 248. They died on Monday, June 29.

It is well known that there can be a delay in recording deaths, as there has been in this case.

This means that each death is not reported by the NHS on the following day. Therefore, increases in the numbers should be treated with caution.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust also recorded one further fatality, bringing its death toll to 150. They sadly lost their life on Monday this week (July 13).

It brings Lancashire’s overall death toll to 1,004.

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