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78 new coronavirus cases as Preston to see new Covid alert restrictions

Posted on - 12th October, 2020 - 8:20pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Politics, Preston News
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A woman undertaking Covid swabbing at a Preston test centre

New confirmed coronavirus cases have been given for Preston and South Ribble as the government announced its new ‘three-tier’ approach to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Preston saw 78 new coronavirus cases, the second-highest daily increase in Lancashire for Monday (12 October).

South Ribble clocked up 46 new cases while Blackburn-with-Darwen was highest with 154 new cases.

The infection rate for Preston is 323 cases per 100,000 people for October 3-9, the latest full data available. England’s average is 77.

Read more: Latest data shows where Preston’s corovirus hotspots now are

There have been 135 coronavirus-related deaths registered in Preston up to 25 September.

South Ribble’s infection rate is 237 per 100,000 and there’s been 94 Covid-19 deaths up to 25 September.

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The latest coronavirus figures come as the government confirmed Lancashire, including Preston and South Ribble, was to be placed into the ‘high’ category of its new three-tier approach to restrictions in England.

You can see the full restrictions for Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire – which come into force on Wednesday (14 October) – here.

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