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.Advertisement
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.
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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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