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Further coronavirus death at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals as South Ribble cases rise by four

Posted on - 24th May, 2020 - 7:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Health, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Paul Melling
Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Paul Melling

A further death from coronavirus has been confirmed by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust, which operates Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals, says the total number of deaths related to coronavirus is now 192 as of Sunday (May 24).

Each day the Trust releases an updated number of people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic and have tested positive for Covid-19.

Delays in reporting the deaths can be down to waiting for Covid-19 tests to be completed, post-mortem examinations or for other validations on test results.

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In terms of confirmed coronavirus cases, Preston saw no change in figures released by Public Health England with 418 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city.

South Ribble borough saw four new confirmed cases, taking the total to 243 and an infection rate of 219.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Chorley also saw its cases hold at 332 in total.

The area covered by Lancashire County Council saw an increase of 23 coronavirus cases, to a total of 3,506 cases.

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