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Seven more deaths from coronavirus in Preston and South Ribble as new cases also confirmed

Posted on - 11th May, 2020 - 5:53pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which operates Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley Hospital, has recorded seven deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

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The totals revealed today (Monday May 11) show four patients died on May 5, two people on May 4 and one person on May 3. The total number of people to have died at the two hospitals is now 150.

Preston and South Ribble also saw six new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Sunday May 10.

Preston saw two new cases bringing the total to 368, with an infection rate of 259.5 per 100,000 people.

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South Ribble saw four new cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the borough to 202 , with an infection rate of 186.4 per 100,000 people.

Across Lancashire, the area covered by Lancashire County Council, there are now 3,167 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with an infection rate of 261.7 per 100,000 people in the county. This reflects a further 26 cases confirmed from the previous day.

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