A stark warning about the coronavirus surge was given today. The West Lancashire Ormskirk & Southport NHS Trust hospital reported 21 new coronavirus infections today, bringing the total to 976, that’s 853.8 infections per 100,000 of the population.
A further 249 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been registered across Lancashire today. No coronavirus deaths were recorded.
Professor Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England, said the rise in new cases provides a “clear” signal and insisted people must follow the stricter measures announced this week in order to help control the virus. She said “This, 6,634 lab-confirmed cases, is the highest number recorded and a stark warning for us all. The signals are clear”.