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Lancs’ new cases and deaths by area as new trial starts in county

Written by on January 20, 2021

Lancashire is closing in on 100,000 historic confirmed cases of coronavirus with more than 2,700 people with the virus passing away in the county.

According to Tuesday’s (January 19) data release from Public Health England, the county’s confirmed case total now sits at 98,760 since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020.

This was after a further 795 people tested positive for the virus.

The latest largest increases came in Blackburn with Darwen and Preston, with 121 and 102 new cases respectively.

Significant increases were also seen in West Lancashire (73 new cases), Hyndburn (59 new cases), Lancaster (54 new cases), and Pendle (53 new cases).

The smallest case increase was recorded in Rossendale, where 26 were confirmed to have caught the virus. A further 27 caught Covid-19 in Fylde.

Lancashire’s hospitals saw a further 49 virus-related deaths, with 28 of these occurring at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, which looks after patients from across the likes of Blackburn, Burnley, Rossendale, Accrington, and Pendle.

Seven people died at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals while six people lost their lives at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust recorded four deaths. Four deaths were also recorded at University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

It brings Lancashire’s Covid-19 death toll to 2,721.

Number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Lancashire borough as of Tuesday, January 19

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: 14,528 (+121), 9,705 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 7,428 (+49), 5,326.8 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 8,302 (+46), 9,336.5 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 6,003 (+49), 5,078 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 3,606 (+27), 4,464 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 6,247 (+59), 7,708.3 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 7,173 (+54), 4,911.7 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 8,040 (+53), 8,728.5 per 100,000
  • Preston: 10,426 (+102), 7,284 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 3,664 (+29), 6,017.6 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 5,011 (+26), 7,010.2 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 5,923 (+63), 5,346.2 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 7,083 (+73) 6,196.5 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 5,329 (+44), 4,754.2 per 100,000

It comes as Lancashire volunteers are being called upon to take part in a Covid-19 prevention trial as the battle against the virus continues.

Clinical research company Panthera BioPartners is recruiting volunteers to take part in its clinical study investigating potential new treatments for coronavirus. The trial, headed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, is trying to establish alternative treatments for those who are unable to take the Covid-19 vaccines.

This includes those with weak immune systems or those who are intolerant to vaccines.

Dr Mahadev Ramjee who is working on the trial said they are looking at whether a combination of antibodies will help with prevention of Covid-19 in vulnerable patients.

Based at the ISSA Medial Centre in Preston, the hunt is on for volunteers to take part in the study which, worldwide, is seeking to recruit 5,000 patients.

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