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Preston sees second-highest rise in coronavirus cases in Lancashire as South Ribble infection rate nears 400

Posted on - 24th October, 2020 - 8:49pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Politics, Preston News
Signpost in the centre of Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
Signpost in the centre of Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston has seen the second-highest increase in Lancashire for new coronavirus cases.

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The city saw 102 new Covid-19 cases during Saturday (24 October), second only to Lancaster which saw 105 new cases.

South Ribble recorded 77 new cases, according to Public Health England data.

Preston’s infection rate stands at 439 per 100,000 people for the seven days up to 20 October.

There have been 141 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed up to 9 October in Preston.

Read more: Preston pub and city council embroiled in tier-three restrictions row

South Ribble’s infection rate is nearing 400, with 396 cases per 100,000 people for the same time period.

There have been 95 coronavirus-related deaths confirmed up to 9 October in South Ribble.

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Lancashire has now seen a full week in tier-three restrictions, with non-food pubs and bars closed, tighter measures on household mixing and the closure of soft-play centres.

The measures are due to be reviewed after 28-days.

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