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Seven new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Preston and Chorley as death toll rises to 208

Posted on - 1st June, 2020 - 9:18pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News, Uncategorized
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced one more person has died from coronavirus, bringing the death toll at the two hospitals it operates to 208.

The death happened at Royal Preston or Chorley hospital on May 25, however it has only been recorded today (Monday June 1).

The number of people confirmed to have tested positive for the virus in Preston now stands at 440, an increase of four since yesterday. The infection rate in Preston is now 301 per 100,000 people.

In South Ribble, there have been no new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, with the total number remaining at 254 – an infection rate of 229.8 per 100,000 people in the borough.

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Chorley is now 344, an increase of three since yesterday. The infection rate in Chorley is now 294.5 per 100,000 people.

Monday saw the introduction of new lockdown easing measures, with up to six people from different households allowed to meet in a public place such as a park or in a private garden – and maintain social distancing measures.

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