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Area breakdown of all 34 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Lancs

Written by on July 22, 2020

Lancashire has recorded a further 34 cases of Covid-19, according to Public Health England.

New data published this afternoon (July 22) shows Blackburn with Darwen continues to dominate over other boroughs with 18 new positive tests in the last 24 hours.

The local authority has overtaken Leicester on the latest rolling seven-day rate of new coronavirus cases and is now the worst affected area in England.

Hyndburn, which ranks seventh on the new list, recorded four more cases since yesterday while eighth-ranked Pendle also recorded four more cases.

Residents in both Blackburn with Darwen and Pendle are subject to special measures to help avoid the need for local lockdowns.

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, Burnley, Chorley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale and West Lancashire.

No new cases have been recorded in Blackpool, Fylde, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, South Ribble and Wyre.

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.

The total number of cases in Lancashire now stands at 9,165.

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 by Lancashire borough as of Wednesday, July 22 with increases in brackets:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 1,223 (+18), 821.1 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 1,035 (-), 743 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 463 (+1), 523 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 675 (+1), 577.8 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 457 (-), 572.9 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 356 (+4), 440.5 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 884 (-), 612.8 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 526 (+4), 575.5 per 100,000
  • Preston: 1,180 (+3), 832.1 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 197 (-), 328 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 293 (+2), 413.3 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 518 (-), 468.7 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 726 (+1), 637.1 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 632 (-), 568.2 per 100,000

There have been no deaths of Covid-19 patients recorded at any Lancashire hospitals for the fourth consecutive day.

This is now the longest period with no new fatalities reported to NHS England since the start of the pandemic in March.

A further 11 people have died of the coronavirus in UK hospitals, bringing the death toll to 33,809.

In English hospitals ten people’s deaths were added to the toll, with one in Wales and one in Scotland.

Northern Ireland has yet to report its figures.

Last Wednesday 24 people died of Covid-19 in UK hospitals.

That was just over half the figure for the Wednesday before that, showing a downward trend in the numbers of deaths from the bug in clinical settings.

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