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Lancashire records 1,164 new cases with huge spikes in seven areas

Written by on January 12, 2021

At least 100 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Pendle, Preston and West Lancashire as the county’s total rose by 1,164.

There were also at least 90 positive tests in Hyndburn and Wyre in the latest 24 hour period as case numbers continue to remain high after one week of national lockdown restrictions.

Blackburn with Darwen again recorded the biggest daily rise with 145 new infections while Fylde and Ribble Valley recorded the smallest increases with 29 and 43 new cases respectfully.

It brings the total number of confirmed Lancashire cases to 91,310 since the start of the pandemic 10 months ago.

Analysis of the PHE data also shows that 8,838 of those cases were recorded in the last seven days. This is up from 6,566 cases in the previous week.

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Number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Lancashire borough as of Monday, January 11

The data below includes the total number of cases and overall infection rate for each area since the pandemic began. Many of these cases will no longer be active.

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 13,537 (+145), 9,043 per 100,000
     
  • Blackpool: 6,995 (+61), 5,016.3 per 100,000
     
  • Burnley: 7,651 (+109), 8,604.4 per 100,000
     
  • Chorley: 5,577 (+72), 4,717.6 per 100,000
     
  • Fylde: 3,354 (+29), 4,152 per 100,000
     
  • Hyndburn: 5,676 (+95), 7,003.7 per 100,000
     
  • Lancaster: 6,351 (+68), 4,348.9 per 100,000
     
  • Pendle: 7,448 (+101), 8,085.8 per 100,000
     
  • Preston: 9,714 (+116), 6,786.6 per 100,000
     
  • Ribble Valley: 3,351 (+43), 5,503.5 per 100,000
     
  • Rossendale: 4,661 (+58), 6,520.5 per 100,000
     
  • South Ribble: 5,400 (+75), 4,874.2 per 100,000
     
  • West Lancashire: 6,544 (+100) 5,725 per 100,000
     
  • Wyre: 4,941 (+92), 4,408 per 100,000

The Government said a further 1,243 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, which brings the UK total to 81,960.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 99,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 45,533 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,118,518.

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