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Preston and South Ribble coronavirus infection rate latest as Covid vaccinations at GP surgeries expected from Tuesday

Posted on - 9th December, 2020 - 8:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Health, Politics, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
A winter sunset just beyond St Walburge's church's distinctive spire Pic: Tony Worrall
A winter sunset just beyond St Walburge’s church’s distinctive spire Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston and South Ribble’s coronavirus infection rates remain above the England average but are continuing their week-on-week falls.

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Latest new coronavirus cases figures showed Prestonr ecorded 31 new cases for Wednesday (9 December).

South Ribble saw 37 new cases for the same day.

Fylde recorded 12 new Covid-19 cases, Wyre was up by 13 cases and the Ribble Valley recorded 18 positive cases.

Preston’s coronavirus infection rate is now 200.5 cases per 100,000 people for the seven days to December 5, down from 201.9 cases per 100,000 people for the seven days to November 28.

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South Ribble’s rate is now 179.6, down from 218.4, for the same time periods.

The England average is 154.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Ribble Valley, Wyre and Fylde all sit below this figure – with Fylde now having the lowest infection rate in Lancashire with 101.5 cases per 100,000 people.

Read more: Care home in Penwortham has 30 staff vaccinated

Allergy concerns with vaccine as GP surgery roll-out starts

Medical regulators have warned people with significant allergic reaction should not be receiving the Pfizer vaccine.

The advice was given after two NHS workers had an allergic reaction after receiving the vaccine on Tuesday – when the first Pfizer vaccine injections took place.

Both workers had a history of serious allergies and carry adrenaline pens with them.

Read more: Map shows the latest coronavirus cases for each area of Preston and South Ribble

The Medicines and Healthcare producers Regulatory Agency’s head Dr June Raine said it was right to issue the warning after the reactions came to light.

NHS England director Professor Stephen Powis said it was ‘common for new vaccines’ and said both individuals were recovering well.

The government is moving to the next stage of the Pfizer vaccine roll-out and aiming to deliver doses of the vaccine to around 200 GP surgeries so vaccinations can start there from Tuesday 15 December.

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