Coronavirus infection rates drop below 300 in Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington and every other Lancashire area – Lancs Live

Last Updated on December 1, 2020 by

Infection rates across every Lancashire borough have dropped below the 300 cases per 100,000 people mark in the latest data.

Hyndburn has seen the biggest drop since the Public Health England figures were last published on Friday, and has gone from having the highest rate in Lancashire to fifth.

Pendle now tops the Lancashire table after 269 people tested positive for the virus in the seven days to November 26. This is down from 346 cases the week before and gives the east Lancs borough a rate of 292.0

Blackburn with Darwen is now second on the list with a rate of 287.9 while Burnley is third on 280.0.

Infection rates have fallen in 12 out of 14 areas, with only South Ribble and Lancaster recording a rise.

Lancaster is no longer bottom of the county table after several weeks, rising above West Lancashire and Wyre after 182 people tested positive for Covifd-19. This is up from 172 in the previous seven days.

Four areas now now below the England average of 161.4, including Fylde, Lancaster, Wyre and West Lancashire.

The latest data on coronavirus infections for the seven days to Thursday (November 26) are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency, based on Public Health England data published today (November 30) on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Data for the most recent four days (November 27-30) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases. The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Full list of Lancashire infection rates on November 30:

Pendle, 292.0, (269), 375.6, (346) ↓

Blackburn with Darwen, 287.9, (431), 388.8, (582) ↓

Burnley, 280.0, (249), 409.4, (364) ↓

Rossendale, 275.6, (197), 345.5, (247) ↓

Hyndburn, 261.6, (212), 470.1, (381) ↓

South Ribble, 236.5, (262), 213.0, (236) ↑

Preston, 195.6, (280), 287.8, (412) ↓

Chorley, 188.6, (223), 236.9, (280) ↓

Ribble Valley, 182.3, (111), 215.1, (131) ↓

Blackpool, 167.1, (233), 228.8, (319) ↓

———————————————— = The average for England is 161.4

Fylde, 158.5, (128), 248.8, (201) ↓

Lancaster, 124.6, (182), 117.8, (172) ↑

Wyre, 119.5, (134), 162.4, (182) ↓

West Lancashire, 113.7, (130), 220.5, (252) ↓

A majority of areas in England (294 out of 315) have seen a fall in case rates.

Swale in Kent continues to have the highest rate in England, with 832 new cases recorded in the seven days to November 26 – the equivalent of 554.4 cases per 100,000 people.

This is down very slightly from 563.0 in the seven days to November 19.

Medway – also in Kent – has the second highest rate, up from 395.6 to 496.5, with 1,383 new cases.

Boston in Lincolnshire is in third place, where the rate has risen slightly from 451.7 to 481.7, with 338 new cases.

After Medway, the areas with the biggest week-on-week jump in rates are Dover (up from 254.0 to 331.0, with 391 new cases); Harlow (up from 172.3 to 224.0, with 195 new cases); and Maidstone (up from 263.6 to 313.1, with 538 new cases).

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