Where Preston’s coronavirus hotspots are for latest available positive cases data

Posted on - 3rd October, 2020 - 9:20pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Bamber Bridge, Brookfield, Broughton, Cadley, Cottam, Deepdale, Fishwick, Frenchwood, Fulwood, Garrison, Greyfriars, Grimsargh, Health, Ingol, Moor Park, Penwortham, Plungington, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Ribbleton, Sharoe Green, St Matthews, University campus, Walton-le-Dale

Coronavirus cases in Preston are spiking in central and eastern parts of the city.


One Preston ward has one of the highest infection rates in all of Lancashire in the most recent confirmed cases data released by the government.

With 40 confirmed coronavirus cases between 23 September and 29 September, Brookfield and Holme Slack is second-only to Rose Hill and Burnley Wood in Burnley where there were 60 positive cases in the same period.

Two areas of Preston have more than 30 positive cases in the seven days, Moor Park (32) and Frenchwood & Fishwick (31).

Here’s a full run-down of positive cases by ward in Preston and surrounding areas:

St Matthew’s – 29
Preston City Centre – 25
St George’s – 24
Plungington & University – 22
Ashton-on-Ribble and Larches – 19
Ribbleton – 16
Gregson Lane & Coupe Green – 16
Longsands – 13
Fulwood – 11
Broughton & Wychnor – 8
Lostock Hall – 11
Cadley & College – 10
Penwortham North – 10
Longton & Walmer Bridge – 10
Farington – 8
Haslam Park – 6
New Longton & Hutton – 7
Walton-le-Dale – 9
Penwortham South – 8
Lower Penwortham North – 6
Lea & Marina – 6
Grimsargh & Goosnargh – 8
Bamber Bridge West – 6
Bamber Bridge East – 6
Ingol – 6
Lower Penwortham South – 0-2

A coronavirus testing site at Moor Park in Preston Pic: Donna Clifford
A coronavirus testing site at Moor Park in Preston Pic: Donna Clifford

Latest coronavirus figures for Preston showed 54 new cases recorded for Saturday (3 October).

Preston has seen 111 deaths from coronavirus, where the person has died within 28-days of a first positive test, there have been 63 deaths in South Ribble.

During Saturday new government figures revealed the UK had seen its single-largest day of confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 12,872 – nearly double the previous 24-hour record – caused by a delay in confirmed cases being reported.

You can see the latest coronavirus stats for your area by entering your postcode below.

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