No deaths were recorded at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust today. There were eight more coronavirus deaths recorded across four Lancashire hospital trusts, according to today’s NHS figures.
Although new analysis from Public Health England and Cambridge University showed R in every part of the country hovering at or just below 1, the crucial coronavirus ‘R’ infection number in the North West is now above 1 and the highest in the country, experts say.
New analysis from Public Health England and Cambridge University shows the North West is now running at 1.01 – up from 0.73 a few weeks ago when the data was last released. If the rate goes above 1 it means the virus is growing rather than receding and leading to huge fears the virus could begin to spread more rapidly again.