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Preston, South Ribble, Wyre, Fylde and Ribble Valley coronavirus infection rate latest as UK passes sombre Covid milestone

Posted on - 3rd December, 2020 - 8:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Health, Politics, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
The Preston Market canopies illuminated in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall
The Preston Market canopies illuminated in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston’s latest coronavirus cases have been confirmed.

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The city saw 46 new coronavirus cases during Thursday (3 December).

South Ribble recorded 28 new cases for the same day.

Wyre had 14 new cases, Ribble Valley just 8 and Fylde saw 32 new Covid-19 cases.

Read more: What can and can’t open during tier-3 restrictions in Preston and Lancashire

Preston’s coronavirus infection rate has continued to fall, down to 185.1 per 100,000 people, for the seven days to November 29, from 269.7 per 100,000 for the seven days to November 22.

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South Ribble saw another small rise in its infection rate, up to 219.3 per 100,000 from 213 per 100,000 for the same time periods as Preston.

Wyre’s infection rate is now 118.7, Ribble Valley at 151.1 is just below the England average of 153.1 and Fylde is 125 per 100,000. All three areas saw a downward trend in their infection rates week-on-week.

Read more: Royal Preston Hospital to be a ‘vaccine hub’ as roll-out could begin from next week

A sombre milestone

The UK has now recorded 60,000 deaths related to coronavirus.

Below are the number of people who have died in coronavirus-related deaths in each area we cover, up to 20 November

  • Preston – 193
  • South Ribble – 122
  • Wyre – 187
  • Fylde – 128
  • Ribble Valley – 56

Only Brazil, the United States, India and Mexico have recorded more coronavirus deaths than the UK.

Read more: See the latest coronavirus news and information

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