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No new coronavirus hospital deaths in Preston and South Ribble and care home Covid-19 cases update

Posted on - 19th May, 2020 - 7:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Health, Politics, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Entrance to Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Blog Preston
Entrance to Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Blog Preston

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has reported no new deaths from coronavirus at Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals for a third day running.

The number of people to have died from Covid-19 at the two hospitals remains at 175.

However it can sometimes take a day or two for very recent deaths to be recorded.

The trust has also confirmed 400 people who have been treated for coronavirus have now been discharged from hospital.

A spokesperson tweeted: “So far, we have safely discharged 400 patients from our hospitals who have been treated for Coronavirus

“Thank you to all of our incredible staff for making this happen.”

Read more: Royal Preston Hospital one of four to do lab work in the UK on new antibody tests

In Preston, the government has announced six further cases of the virus have been confirmed, bringing the total of cases to 390. The infection rate has risen to 275 per 100,000 people.

In South Ribble there have been a further three cases bringing the total to 223. The infection rate in the borough now stands at 201.8 per 100,000 people.

Figures released by Public Health England revealed the extent of the spread of coronavirus in care homes across the county.

In South Ribble, there have been nine cases in 24% of its care homes, with no cases in the week ending May 10.

In Preston there have been 18 cases in 44% of care homes in the city.

Read more: Clinical coronavirus trials see hundreds of people sign up at RPH

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