The borough has experienced constantly large daily increases in the past few weeks, raising fears that a local blockage will be imposed.
LancsLive reported earlier today how senior health officials raised concerns about the Covid-19 “test and follow-up service” after new analysis showed that more than half of the contacts named by infected residents could not be reached.
Testing has been stepped up across the region in recent days, which could explain the larger increase in new cases reported. The number is down from the previous 24 hours where 32 were recorded.
Pendle, which is also highlighted as an area at risk of local foreclosure, recorded the second largest increase in the county with six cases.
Ten of Lancashire’s 14 boroughs have recorded at least one new case of the virus.
The data, published by Public Health England, confirms new cases in Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, West Lancashire and Wyre.
No new cases have been recorded in Blackpool, Lancaster and Ribble Valley.
The number of cases in South Ribble has dropped by one, likely due to a registration error.
Data are now based on people tested in both “Pillar 1” – in hospitals – and Pillar 2 – driving test centers and mail-in swabs.
The total number of cases in Lancashire now stands at 9,076.
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 by the Lancashire borough as of Sunday July 19 with increases in brackets:
- Blackburn avec Darwen: 1,169 (+18), 797 per 100,000
- Blackpool: 1033 (-), 741.5 per 100,000
- Burnley: 458 (+3), 517.4 per 100,000
- Chorley: 673 (+1), 576.1 per 100,000
- Fill in: 456 (+2), 571.6 per 100,000
- Hyndburn: 338 (+3), 418.2 per 100,000
- Lancaster: 884 (-), 612.8 per 100,000
- Pendle: 516 (+6), 564.5 per 100,000
- Preston: 1170 (+1), 825 per 100,000
- Ribble Valley: 196 (-), 326.4 per 100,000
- Rossendale: 290 (+1), 409.1 per 100,000
- South Ribble: 518 (-1), 468.7 per 100,000
- West Lancashire: 725 (+2), 636.2 per 100,000
- Wyre: 632 (+2), 568.2 per 100,000
No new deaths have been recorded in hospital trusts operating in Lancashire today.
The number of Covid-19 patients dying in UK hospitals has increased by nine – the smallest daily increase since the start of the lockout.
The figures were released by health authorities in England, Scotland and Wales.
Eight people died in hospitals in England, while one death was reported in Wales.
No deaths have been recorded in Scotland.
Northern Ireland has yet to release its daily figure.
Those who died in England were between the ages of 61 and 91 and all of them had known underlying conditions.
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