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Preston’s coronavirus infection rate now second-highest in Lancashire

Posted on - 7th October, 2020 - 9:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
Preston's city skyline Pic: Mick Gardner
Preston’s city skyline Pic: Mick Gardner

Preston has seen 64 new daily coronavirus cases for Wednesday (7 October).

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The infection rate for the city has stayed above 300, and is now the second-highest in Lancashire.

The city with a rate of 306.7 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to 4 October has over-taken Pendle.

Only Burnley is higher with 403.7 per 100,000 people.

Read more: Two Preston food outlets hit with ‘closure’ notice for breaking curfew rules

Preston is on an upward trend week-on-week, with 439 new cases in the last seven days.

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South Ribble saw 37 new cases during Wednesday (7 October) and has an infection rate of 202.2 per 100,000 people – although the infection rate has doubled in the last seven days.

Preston Markets community walk-in coronavirus testing site operated for the last time during Wednesday.

Lancashire Resilience Forum said the site, and the Moor Park one, were to be replaced by a new ‘permanent’ Covid-19 testing site in Preston. It’s not known where this will be yet – with Moor Park due to undertake tests for the last time on Sunday 11 October.

Preston remains under tighter restrictions to try and control the spread of coronavirus.

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What do you think about the city’s Covid-19 infection rate? Do you think the restrictions are working? What would you like to see happen? Let us know in the comments below

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