For the third day this week, no new deaths have occurred at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. The coronavirus death toll in Lancashire is reported to have risen by four in the latest NHS England figures, the lowest daily rise for weeks.
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 by borough as of May 8 for West Lancashire were 317, 278.2 per 100,000. Each area also has an infection rate, and to account for different population sizes PHE calculates the rates. The count for each area is divided by the total population and multiplied by 100,000.