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Seven deaths from coronavirus reported at Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals on Tuesday May 26

Posted on - 26th May, 2020 - 5:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced seven people have died from coronavirus at Royal Preston and Chorley hospitals.

The death toll across the two hospitals is now 199 after the figures showed five people died on Sunday May 24, one on Friday May 23 and one on Thursday May 22.

The numbers are reported daily but do not always include those whose deaths have not been recorded in recent days.

Today’s figure is the second highest reported by an NHS Trust in England for deaths in hospitals related to Covid-19.

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For confirmed coronavirus cases, Preston saw three new confirmed cases.

This takes the city’s confirmed cases of coronavirus to 424, representing an infection rate of 299 per 100,000 people.

In South Ribble, there were also three further confirmed cases, taking the total there to 249 confirmed cases, with an infection rate of 225.3 per 100,000 people.

Chorley borough saw one new confirmed case of Covid-19, increasing the total there to 334 cases and an infection rate of 285.9 per 100,000 people.

In the area covered by Lancashire County Council there are now 3,542 confirmed coronavirus cases, an increase of 21 on Bank Holiday Monday’s total.

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