Lancashire’s 59 new coronavirus cases as three areas show peaks

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59 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Lancashire in today’s figures from Public Health England.The majority of new cases have been recorded in areas where we’ve seen spikes consistently over the past fifteen weeks – Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle and Preston.

However, Burnley’s eight cases were the biggest one-day increase on record. New cases have also been recorded in Blackpool, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble and West Lancs.

No new cases have been recorded in Lancaster or Wyre.

Data on new cases is now based on people tested under both “pillar 1” – in hospitals – and pillar 2 – drive-thru test centers and swabs sent by post.

Total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus by the district of Lancashire as of Sunday 9 August, with a daily increase in brackets:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 1,538 (+15), 1,027.4 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 1,063 (+3), 762.3 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 529 (+8), 594.9 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 693 (+4), 586.2 per 100,000
  • Infill: 472 (+1), 584.3 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 412 (+1), 508.4 for 100 000
  • Lancaster: 899 (-), 615.6 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 675 (+10), 732.8 per 100,000
  • Preston: 1,294 (+10), 904 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 210 (+1), 344.9 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 304 (+1), 425.3 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 542 (+4), 489,2 pour 100 000
  • West Lancashire: 769 (+1), 672.8 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 642 (-), 572.7 per 100,000

No new deaths from the coronavirus were recorded in hospitals in the North West today.

The UK could return to a full lockdown by the end of the month if the shambolic tracking and traceability system is not fixed, he has been warned.

Sir David King, the government’s former chief scientific adviser, said Prime Minister Boris Johnson must act now to stop a devastating second wave of coronavirus infections.

Sir David said: “We need a proper test and traceability system by September. Otherwise, the full opening of the school will bring us back right away.

At the age of 80, we are “a long way” from the safe reopening of schools.

He urges Boris Johnson to “get it right” in August and called the government’s tracking and tracing policy “disastrous.”

Sir David heads the Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, which follows the Prime Minister’s science team.

He said: “The government has one month to deal with the level of infectiousness as it currently stands.

“Reopening schools should be a priority, but we believe we are far from the point where it can be done safely. ”

He said the R infection rate is expected to increase by about 0.5 with all schools open.

Government figures on Friday showed the national rate to be between 0.8 and 1 – the tipping point – as infections rise again.

Sir David said: ‘We need a proper testing and traceability system by September, otherwise I’m sure the opening of the school will get us back.

“We will see the government backing the lockdowns and, yes, I think it could happen nationally. “

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