The West Lancashire Ormskirk & Southport NHS Trust hospitals have reported 33 new coronavirus infections today. The cumulative total is now 4,970, that’s 4,348 infections per 100,000 of the population.
Sadly 2 more members of our community have died from coronavirus. One death occurred on December 11th and one on December 12th. We have lost 261 valuable people from our community.
We are facing pessimism for our local lockdown for the Christmas period, with a senior government source saying it’s not looking good for the county. But a rise in infections means tier three is the right decision. The latest rolling weekly infection rates confirm a rise in West Lancashire.