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Coronavirus infection rates fall for second consecutive day in Preston and across Lancashire

Posted on - 4th November, 2020 - 7:57am | Author - | Posted in - Health, Politics, Preston News
Walking through Preston with a smiley face mask Pic: Paul Melling
Walking through Preston with a smiley face mask Pic: Paul Melling

Coronavirus infection rates in Lancashire have continued to fall in latest figures.

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Preston saw a daily increase of 112 new cases for Tuesday (3 November) – as the coronavirus stats were delayed due to a technical issue with the government website.

This was the second-highest daily increase in Lancashire.

However, figures from the BBC show how all areas of the county are seeing their infection rates drop.

Preston’s infection rate, for the cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to Saturday (31 October) was 451.3.

Read more: See how individual case numbers are going up and down in different areas of Preston and South Ribble

South Ribble’s new Covid-19 cases recorded yesterday were 63.

The borough’s infection rate, according to BBC figures, is now 337.6 per 100,000 people and the fourth lowest in the county.

See the latest coronavirus cases for your area by entering your postcode below

A second national lockdown begins at 00.01am on Thursday (5 November) and will last until 2 December.

Non-essential shops, pubs, bars, restaurants and many other facilities and businesses must close their doors under the new restrictions.

Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines

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