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A third day without any reported coronavirus deaths at Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals on Friday May 29

Posted on - 29th May, 2020 - 6:04pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News, Uncategorized
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For a third consecutive day, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has not reported any deaths from coronavirus.

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The Trust releases an update each day on the number of coronavirus-related deaths – but there can often be delays in reporting due to awaiting tests or other delays in hospital procedures.

The number of people to have died with coronavirus at Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals remains at 199.

Four new cases of coronavirus in the area covered by Preston city council were confirmed. The number of confirmed cases rises to 432, with an infection rate of 304.6 per 100,000 people.

South Ribble has one new cases of the virus confirmed, with the figure now at 253 – an infection rate of 228.9 per 100,000.

Chorley has seen three new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 339. The infection rate in the borough is now 287.6 per 100,000 people.

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In the Lancashire County Council area there are 3,585 confirmed Covid-19 cases, an increase of 17 on yesterday’s total. This brings the infection rate to 296.3 per 100,000 people.

The news comes as experts warn Preston is one of 18 places in England identified as being yet to hit the peak of the virus.

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