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Fall in number of daily Covid-19 cases recorded across Lancashire

Written by on January 26, 2021

The number of new coronavirus cases continues to fall across Lancashire with another 534 recorded in the last 24 hours.

This is down from the 590 yesterday and the 795 last Tuesday and is the lowest daily increase recorded since the start of lockdown earlier this month.

No area of Lancashire recorded more than 100 daily cases, with the highest in Blackburn with Darwen at 89.

Eleven areas recorded fewer than 50 positive tests, the lowest being Ribble Valley with 15.

It brings the total number of cases in Lancashire since the start of the pandemic to 104,778.

Number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Lancashire borough as of Tuesday, January 26

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: 15,348 (+89), 10,252.8 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 7,793 (+35), 5,588.5 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 8,748 (+28), 9,835.8 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 6,377 (+28), 5,394.4 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 3,881 (+22), 4,804.4 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 6,630 (+20), 8,180.8 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 7,795 (+54), 5,337.7 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 8,473 (+20), 9,198.6 per 100,000
  • Preston: 11,067 (+64), 7,731.9 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 3,861 (+15), 6,341.2 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 5,288 (+35), 7,397.7 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 6,355 (+45), 5,736.2 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 7,525 (+45) 6,583.2 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 5,639 (+34), 5,030.7 per 100,000

The Government said a further 1,631 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 100,162.

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 115,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 20,089 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,689,746.

Government data up to January 25 shows of the 7,325,773 jabs given in the UK so far, 6,853,327 were first doses – a rise of 279,757 on the previous day’s figures.

Some 472,446 were second doses, an increase of 1,968 on figures released the previous day.

The seven-day rolling average of first doses given in the UK is now 369,536.

Based on the latest figures, an average of 407,334 first doses of vaccine would be needed each day in order to meet the Government’s target of 15 million first doses by February 15.

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