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Another 54 cases in Lancashire on first day of new local lockdown

Written by on July 31, 2020

Lancashire has recorded another 54 cases of coronavirus on the first day of new local lockdown measures.

The total number of positive cases of Covid-19 in the county now stands at 9,553 after the latest figures were released by Public Health England this afternoon (July 31).

Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale and Burnley are the five boroughs in Lancashire that have been put on lockdown.

The Government made the shock-announcement last night, declaring the strict new measures would be implemented from midnight.

Preston, which is ‘on the radar’ when it comes to future local lockdown measures, recorded the biggest daily increase in Lancashire with 15 new cases.

Blackburn with Darwen, the local authority with the worst current coronavirus infection rate in all of England, registered another 14 positive tests in the last 24 hours.

Elsewhere in the new local lockdown area, Pendle’s covid-19 cases rose by five, Rossendale and Burnley both by three and Hyndburn by two.

New cases were also confirmed in Blackpool, Chorley, Fylde, South Ribble and West Lancashire.

No new cases were recorded in Lancaster, Ribble Valley and Wyre.

The number of cases across Lancashire has now risen to 9,553.

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 31 with increases in brackets:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 1,388 (+14), 931.9 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 1,049 (+3), 753 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 486 (+3), 549 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 680 (+2), 580.4 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 462 (+1), 579.2 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 384 (+2), 475.2 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 890 (-), 617 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 573 (+5), 626.9 per 100,000
  • Preston: 1,226 (+15), 864.5 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 202 (-), 336.3 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 302 (+3), 426 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 524 (+3), 474.1 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 751 (+3), 659.1 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 636 (-), 571.8 per 100,000

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The first coronavirus-related death for 15 days has been recorded in a Lancashire hospital trust, according to the latest data released by NHS England today (July 31).

The last death of somebody who had tested positive for Covid-19 in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was reported on July 16.

The new fatality means a total of 249 coronavirus deaths have been reported at the trust, which manages Preston and Chorley hospitals, since the start of the pandemic.

The patient died on July 11 but no further deaths have been released.

It is the first hospital coronavirus death reported in the whole of Lancashire for four days.

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