Lancashire has recorded its lowest daily coronavirus case toll rise this month as numbers fall across 11 out of 14 boroughs.

A total of 795 people contracted the virus in the latest 24 hour period, according to new Public Health England data released this evening (January 19).

All areas, with the exception of Blackburn with Darwen, Preston and South Ribble, recorded a smaller increase compared to yesterday.

Blackburn with Darwen recorded the biggest rise with 121 cases. This is up from 98 positive tests yesterday.

Preston, which currently has the highest week-on-week infection rate rise of any local authority in England, recorded 102 cases compared to 96 yesterday.

South Ribble, which is third on the list, recorded 63 new cases - up slightly from the 61 posted on Monday.

The smallest daily increase was again in Fylde where 27 people tested positive for Covid-19.

It brings the total number since the start of the pandemic in Lancashire to 98,760.

Number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Lancashire borough as of Tuesday, January 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: 14,528 (+121), 9,705 per 100,000
     
  • Blackpool: 7,428 (+49), 5,326.8 per 100,000
     
  • Burnley: 8,302 (+46), 9,336.5 per 100,000
     
  • Chorley: 6,003 (+49), 5,078 per 100,000
     
  • Fylde: 3,606 (+27), 4,464 per 100,000
     
  • Hyndburn: 6,247 (+59), 7,708.3 per 100,000
     
  • Lancaster: 7,173 (+54), 4,911.7 per 100,000
     
  • Pendle: 8,040 (+53), 8,728.5 per 100,000
     
  • Preston: 10,426 (+102), 7,284 per 100,000
     
  • Ribble Valley: 3,664 (+29), 6,017.6 per 100,000
     
  • Rossendale: 5,011 (+26), 7,010.2 per 100,000
     
  • South Ribble: 5,923 (+63), 5,346.2 per 100,000
     
  • West Lancashire: 7,083 (+73) 6,196.5 per 100,000
     
  • Wyre: 5,329 (+44), 4,754.2 per 100,000

The Government said a further 1,610 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 91,470.

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 108,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 33,355 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,466,849.

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