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Preston in England’s top 20 infection rates as tier-three restrictions about to begin

Posted on - 16th October, 2020 - 9:33pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Politics, Preston News
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The city’s Covid-19 test centre

How Preston fares in the latest coronavirus infection rates has been confirmed ahead of the city, and Lancashire’s, move into tier-three restrictions.

During Friday (16 October) a further 64 new cases were confirmed in Preston.

And South Ribble saw 39 new cases.

Blackburn with Darwen, at 91 new cases, saw the biggest daily increase in Lancashire.

Read more: What the Prime Minister had to say about Lancashire moving to tier-three restrictions

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Preston has the 20th highest Covid-19 infection rate in England with 368.9 cases per 100,000 people for the seven days to October 12.

This was up from 331.9 per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 5.

South Ribble’s infection rate is 286.1 per 100,000 people for the period to October 12, up from 225.7 per 100,000 in the period to October 5.

Preston has seen 137 new Covid-19 related deaths registered to 2 October, and South Ribble has 95 Covid-19 deaths.

Preston, and all of Lancashire, move into tier-three restrictions from 00.01 on Saturday (17 October).

Read more: See the full tier-three restrictions for Preston and Lancashire

These have greater restrictions on household mixing, the closure of non-food pubs and bars and advise against travelling to or from the county.

Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines

What do you make of the infection rates? Let us know your views in the comments below

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