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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals reports six further coronavirus deaths taking death toll to 191

Posted on - 23rd May, 2020 - 7:12pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Health, Preston News, Sharoe Green
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Six more deaths from coronavirus have been recorded in Royal Preston and Chorley hospitals.

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Latest figures released by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust say the total death toll at hospitals under their care is now 191 as of Saturday (May 23).

Three people died during Friday (May 22), two people on Wednesday (May 20) and one person during Tuesday (May 19).

Each day the Trust releases an updated total number of deaths and gives details on any deaths which have occurred in previous days or weeks as well.

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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Preston saw 13 new confirmed cases of coronavirus according to updated government figures. The number of confirmed cases is now 418. This takes the infection rate to 294.7 per 100,000 people.

In South Ribble there were four new confirmed cases, lifting the infection rate to 216.2 per 100,000 people and 239 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

And in Chorley there were also four new confirmed cases, taking the total to 332 cases, and an infection rate of 284.2 per 100,000 people.

In the Lancashire County Council area there have now been 3,483 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

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