The number of positive tests for coronavirus has risen across Preston, South Ribble and Chorley.Advertisement
Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to only obtain a test if they were suffering one or more symptoms of the virus.
The infection rate in Preston has now risen to 1,177.2 per 100,000 people – the fifth highest in the country.
In South Ribble the infection rate is 597.6 per 100,000 and in Chorley it stands at 666.6 per 100,000.
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In the week from September 4 to September 10, the number of people to test positive for coronavirus rose in many postcode areas.
In Preston, the sharpest rise was in the Cadley and College ward, where 18 people were found to have Covid-19.
Rates were also high in neighbouring Plungington, where 13 people tested positive; Fulwood, which had 11 positive tests and Moor Park, where there were 12 confirmed cases.
Frenchwood and Fishwick recorded 16 cases of the virus.
In the city centre, 13 people were found to have Covid-19 and in Lea and Marina there were 11 positive tests.
Ashton and Larches saw six people confirmed to have the virus. Eleven cases were confirmed in St George’s, eight in St Matthews, five in Brookfield and Holme Slack and three in Longsands.
Five people tested positive for coronavirus in Broughton and Wychnor and seven in the Haslam Park area.
South of the river, rates also rose with the highest number of new cases being in Lostock Hall, where 10 people tested positive for the virus.
Seven people tested positive in Walton-le-Dale and three cases were confirmed in Bamber Bridge.
Six people in Lower Penwortham North, four in Lower Penwortham South and four in Penwortham North were also found to have covid-19.
The highest rate of new infections in Chorley was in the Adlington and Rivington ward where six people were confirmed to have the virus.
Five people tested positive in Coppull, four people in Whittle-le-Woods and Anglezarke, five in Chorley North, four in Eccleston and Charnock Richard, three in Euxton and three in Chorley West.
All areas not listed above had between 0 and two positive tests, however when the numbers are so low they are not recorded in the available data.
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