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Four new coronavirus cases confirmed across Preston and South Ribble during Thursday June 4

Posted on - 4th June, 2020 - 10:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News, Transport
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The hospital trust for Royal Preston and Chorley hospitals says there have been no futher coronavirus deaths for a second day running, as of Thursday (June 4).

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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust updates the total number of people who have died with Covid-19 on a daily basis.

During the NHS figures update then the total number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 212 for Preston and Chorley hospitals.

The reporting of deaths can often be delayed by a number of days due to awaiting coronavirus test results or other complications.

Confirmed cases rose by four in Preston in the last 24-hours, taking the total to 450 and an infection rate of 317.3 per 100,000 people.

South Ribble borough has seen two new cases as well, taking the total there to 259 cases and an infection rate of 234.3 per 100,000 people.

And in Chorley the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases remained static at 346, and an infection rate of 296.2 per 100,000 people.

In the Lancashire County Council area there have been 3,669 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Face coverings to be worn on public transport

Face coverings will need to be worn on public transport from June 15 Pic: Pixabay
Face coverings will need to be worn on public transport from June 15 Pic: Pixabay

The government made a major update to the lockdown policies today, saying during the daily briefing that transport operators are to ask for anyone using public transport from Monday June 15 to use a face covering.

It comes on the same day that non-essential shops will reopen.

Anyone using a bus, coach, train, tram, ferry or plane must wear a face-covering.

Read more: Preston Bus Station reopens as Preston Bus detail social distancing measures

Transport secretary Grant Shapps said: “People should continue to avoid public transport wherever possible. But, as restrictions are carefully eased when it is safe to do so, it’s likely that we will see more people needing to use public transport.

“So, while respecting social distancing and maintaining good hand hygiene remain the most important steps we can all take to stay safe, wearing a face covering can play a role in helping us to protect each other.

“This is about the small changes we can take to help control the virus, which is why I urge everyone using transport to wear a face covering – to help keep us all safer.”

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