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Preston’s coronavirus infection rate goes above 300 for first time

Posted on - 6th October, 2020 - 8:59pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Politics, Preston News
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Woman completing the test at the former Deepdale centre. Pic: Deepdale Community Association / Twitter

The infection rate for coronavirus in Preston has jumped above the 300 mark for the first time.

Preston had the most new cases in Lancashire in the seven days up to October 3, with a rise of 439 new positive Covid-19 cases.

The city’s infection rate stands at 306.7 per 100,000 people, up from 206.1 in the seven days up to September 26.

In comparison South Ribble’s infection rate is 185.9 per 100,000 people, up from 92.1 in the seven days up to September 26 – based on analysis from the Press Association of the most recent government Covid-19 data.

Read more: Where Preston’s coronavirus hotspots are

The highest infection rate in Lancashire is in Burnley, with 416.1 per 100,000 people. All areas of Lancashire saw an increase in their infection rate in the seven days up to October 3.

Latest data released by the government for Tuesday (October 6) showed 105 new cases in Preston and 65 new cases in South Ribble.

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Lancashire Resilience Forum announced the county would be switching to ‘permanent’ Covid-19 testing sites, with community ‘walk-in’ centres such as Preston Market Hall and Moor Park being phased out.

Preston remains in tightened lockdown restrictions to try and control the spread of coronavirus.

Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines

What do you think about the infection rates in Preston? Are the restrictions working? Let us know your views in the comments below

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