Lancashire’s 455 new Covid cases with spikes for Blackburn, Preston and Pendle

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Lancashire has risen to 64,692 since the start of the pandemic.

Another 455 people tested positive across the county, according to new Public Health England data released today (December 6).

The largest daily increase in the last 24 hours was recorded in Blackburn with Darwen, with 76 new cases.

The second largest increase was recorded in Pendle with 53 cases, followed by Preston with 50.

Only one Lancashire borough recorded a single-figure rise, with Fylde recording 8 cases.

If cases and infection rates continue to fall significantly across Lancashire, it may be enough to justify a move into more relaxed Tier 2 restrictions when the Tier 3 review takes place on December 16.

The new case data includes people being tested both through ‘Pillar 1’ – which is in hospitals – and Pillar 2 – which is drive-through test centres and swabs sent by post.

The data below includes the total number of cases and overall infection rate for each area since the pandemic began. Many of these cases will no longer be active.

The number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Lancashire borough as of Sunday, December 6:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 10,004 (+76), 6,682.9 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 5,383 (+30), 3,860.3 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 4,806 (+49), 5,404.9 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 3,878 (+40), 3,280.4 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 2,536 (+8), 3,139.4 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 3,943 (+28), 4,865.3 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 4,280 (+16), 2,930.7 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 4,986 (+53), 5,413 per 100,000
  • Preston: 7,433 (+50), 5,193 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 2,083 (+9), 3,421 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 3,414 (+15), 4,776 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 3,763 (+43), 3,396.6 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 4,732 (+20) 4,139.8 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 3,451 (+18), 3,078.7 per 100,000

The Government said that, as of 4pm on Saturday, there had been a further 17,272 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,723,242.

A further 231 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 60,617.

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