There have been 329 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Lancashire in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

This is up on the 322 cases recorded in the same timeframe confirmed last Friday (February 12) but down on yesterday’s increase of 320.

The most new cases were again found in Preston, with 50. The city has the county’s highest infection rate and is the only borough above the 200 cases per 100,000 people mark after seven weeks of lockdown.

The fewest cases were found in Ribble Valley, with eight.

Lancashire has now recorded a total 116,424 cases since the start of the pandemic, however most of these are no longer active infections.

Number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Lancashire borough as of Friday, February 19

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.

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 16,846 (+36), 11,253.5 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 8,714 (+20), 6,249 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 9,411 (+13), 10,583.7 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 7,234 (+28), 6,119.3 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 4,402 (+12), 5,449.4 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 7,297 (+19), 9,003.9 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 8,283 (+37), 6,041.6 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 9,215 (+16), 10,004.1 per 100,000
  • Preston: 12,437 (+50), 8,765.9 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 4,263 (+8), 7,001.4 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 5,702 (+19), 7,976.8 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 7,353 (+22), 6,637 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 8,321 (+33) 7,279.6 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 6,296 (+16), 5,616.9 per 100,000

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Friday, there had been a further 12,027 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total in the UK to 4,095,269.

The Government said a further 533 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 119,920.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 139,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

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