No new coronavirus deaths have been reported in West Lancashire today. 59 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Lancashire in today’s figures from Public Health England. West Lancashire has one new case of infection and the rate of infection here is 672.8 per 100,000 of the population.
Residents in West Lancashire are being urged to be more vigilant and follow government advice as the number of Covid cases rise to a level that may mean more lockdown and intervention measures in the borough.
Yesterday the West Lancashire cases totalled 768 (+1) with 671.9 cases per 100,000 residents. Councillor Ian Moran, the Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council told us “This is a critical time for the whole of West Lancashire. We need everyone to play their part, it is really important you and your family know and are still following the safety advice especially where you need to wear a face covering, to keep washing your hands and keep a safe distance”.
And the Chief Operating Officer, Jacqui Sinnott–Lacey, added “Other areas within the North West including areas as close to the borough as Preston [Preston: 1,284 (+3), 897.1 per 100,000] have needed to implement local lockdown measures and we really need to keep West Lancashire moving. None of us want a local lockdown to be introduced so we all need to work together to prevent this. We are working closely with our partners across the whole of Lancashire but most of all we need everyone to remember Covid has not gone away and they need to follow the safety advice”.
Current guidance is that you should wear a face covering in enclosed spaces such as on public transport and in shops including shopping malls. You should arrange a test if you have any other the symptoms no matter how mild.
These simple steps along with regularly washing and sanitising hands and giving each other enough space to social distance can help prevent infection and further cases.