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Lancashire’s 46 new covid cases and the area affected most by far

Written by on August 2, 2020

There were 46 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Lancashire according to today’s figures from Public Health England.

Of the 46 cases, 21 of them were in Blackburn with Darwen with the area continuing to be the part of the country with the highest rate of infection.

Preston recorded a much lower total of two new cases and will continue to be watched closely as an area with a high rate of infection that avoided the stricter lockdown measures now in place in five boroughs in Lancashire.

Rossendale, one of the five boroughs, recorded zero new cases for a second consecutive day. There were also no new cases recorded in Blackpool or Lancaster.

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 (total) as of Sunday, August 2 with daily increase in brackets:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 1,418 (+21), 952 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 1,049 (-), 753 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 492 (+3), 555.8 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 684 (+3), 585.5 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 467 (+5), 585.4 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 389 (+4), 481.3 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 890 (-), 617 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 585 (+4), 640.0 per 100,000
  • Preston: 1,239 (+2), 873.7 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 203 (+1), 338.0 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 302 (-), 426 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 525 (+1), 475.0 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 754 (+1), 660.8 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 637 (+1), 572.7 per 100,000

No new deaths were recorded at hospitals in Lancashire in today’s figures from the NHS.