Latest coronavirus figures for Preston show there were 95 new cases during Sunday (1 November).Advertisement
The city had the second-highest increase in Lancashire, behind Blackburn-with-Darwen where 158 new cases were recorded.
South Ribble saw 36 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, one of the borough’s lowest daily increases in recent weeks.
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The figures come as the city, the county, and country, prepares for a tighter lockdown from Thursday (5 November).
In a press conference on Saturday the Prime Minister announced a second national lockdown with non-essential shops, bars, pubs and restaurants all forced to close alongside lots of other leisure facilities.
Read more: See the full lockdown restrictions ahead of Thursday
Schools, colleges and universities are to remain open in a major difference from the Spring lockdown.
The government is facing growing calls for schools to be closed for ‘at least two weeks’ as part of the lockdown.
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