69 new cases of coronavrus infections were confirmed in West Lancashire Ormskirk & Southport NHS Trust hospitals today.
It is noted that the three boroughs that include Lancashire’s three universities, which have seen students return en masse in recent weeks for the start of the new academic year, reported the largest increases.
West Lancashire records a cumulative 1,773 infections, that’s 1,551.1 cases per 100,000 of the population.
Sadly, a further four people with coronavirus have died in Lancashire. Data released today by NHS England has revealed that one death took place at the Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.