Four more people have died from coronavirus at hospitals in Preston and Chorley, according to daily figures released by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.Advertisement
The figures, updated this afternoon, show two more people died on May 7, one on May 8 and one on May 9.
The numbers are updated daily but can take a few days before they are fully logged.
This brings the total death toll from Covid-19 to 166 people across the two hospitals operated by the trust.
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Government figures released this afternoon show there are no new confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Ribble, where there have been 209 confirmed cases. The infection rate in the borough remains at 189.1 per 100,000 people.
In Preston, there has been just one more confirmed case, bringing the total number to 370 – an infection rate of 260.9 per 100,000 people.
Across the whole of Lancashire County Council’s area (which excludes Blackpool and Blackburn unitary authorities) there are nw 3,239 confirmed cases of coronavirus with an infection rate of 267.7 per 100,000 people.
The figures come as lockdown was eased across the country, allowing people to take unlimited exercise and meet one person from outside their own household in parks and open spaces.
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