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Preston’s Covid-19 infection rate continues to climb as 112 new cases for Monday 19 October

Posted on - 19th October, 2020 - 9:01pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News
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Preston’s new Covid-19 cases stayed above 100 for a second-day running.

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The city’s infection rate also continued to creep up towards the 400-mark.

For Monday (October 19) the city saw 112 new coronavirus cases.

South Ribble saw 68 new cases and Wyre saw a surge of 168 new cases, the second-highest in Lancashire.

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Preston’s infection rate for the seven days up to October 15 was 387.7 per 100,000 people, up from 359.8 per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 8.

South Ribble’s infection rate is 317.7 per 100,000 people for the period to October 15 and up from 266.3 per 100,000 people in the previous seven day period.

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Lancashire went into tier-three restrictions in the government’s Covid alert level system, from Saturday.

This sees tighter rules on household mixing, non-food pubs and bars ordered to close and the closure of soft play centres.

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