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Three further deaths from coronavirus as Prime Minister announces new steps to ease lockdown

Posted on - 10th June, 2020 - 9:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced three more people have died from coronavirus at Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals.

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Two people died on Monday June 8 and one person died on Sunday June 7 according to figures released by the NHS today.

One new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Preston today, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 470. The infection rate is now 331.4 per 100,000 people.

In South Ribble there has been one more case confirmed, with the total now standing at 265 – an infection rate of 239.8 per 100,000.

Chorley has not seen any new cases of covid-19 confirmed in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases remains at 354, with an infection rate of 303 per 100,000.

Across Lancashire the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus is 3,745 after six new cases were confirmed in the county. The infection rate for Lancashire is now 309.5 per 100,000 people.

Read more: Tens of thousands of face coverings to be given out in Preston city centre

The figures come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new measures to ease the lockdown restrictions in England.

Single adult households will now be able to form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household, meaning they can mix without the need for social distancing.

Zoos and safari parks will also be allowed to open, following the Prime Minister’s announcement at today’s Downing Street press briefing.

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