Today, there have been 70 new positive coronavirus tests recorded in West Lancashire. The total reached 1,572, that’s 1,375.3 infections per 100,000 of the population.
Sadly, NHS England said a new fatality was reported today at the Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. The total is now 161 deaths.
All areas of Lancashire now have coronavirus infection rates higher than the England average, according to Public Health England. West Lancashire infections have almost doubled in a week from 168 to 321.