New daily Covid cases for Preston top 100 mark as additional tier-three restrictions begin from Monday

Posted on - 18th October, 2020 - 8:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Health, Politics, Preston News
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The city’s Covid test centre near the University of Central Lancashire campus

Preston has seen a further surge in coronavirus cases, topping the 100 marker again.


The city saw the third-highest rise in Lancashire for coronavirus cases on Sunday (18 October).

Tier-three restrictions came into force in the city, and county, during Saturday (17 October). This sees non-food pubs and bars forced to close and tougher restrictions on household mixing.

Read more: These are the tier-three restrictions for Preston and Lancashire

Preston’s new daily cases rate was 111 for Sunday.

The highest increase in Lancashire came from Blackburn with Darwen with 128 new cases.

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Preston’s infection rate remains in the top 20 in England per 100,000 people.

The Lancashire Post is reporting the number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 in Lancashire’s hospitals is beginning to increase rapidly.

Further restrictions come into force as part of the tier-three measures from Monday 19 October at 00.01.

These include:

  • The adult gaming industry, casinos, bingo halls, bookmakers and betting shops, and soft play areas must close
  • Car boot sales would not be permitted

Read more: Up to £500 available for Preston residents on low incomes who are self-isolating

The tier-three restrictions for Lancashire are due to be reviewed in 28-days.

Lancashire County Council, along with the county’s district and unitary authorities, accepted a ¬£42m funding package from the government for agreeing to the measures.

Further details on how this funding will be used to support businesses and communities during the period of restrictions is expected during the course of the week ahead.

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