The latest figures for the confirmed cases and death toll for the Coronavirus in Lancashire have been released.
Since the outbreak there have been a total of 41,128 deaths associated with COVID-19 in the UK.
On Wednesday 8th June 1,003 people were tested for the virus, with a further 245 deaths recorded.
Within those figures, Lancashire’s total cases are 3,745 (up from 3,739) and Blackpool’s cases 668 (Up from 666).
On a video posted to the Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Facebook page, Dr Jim Gardner breaks down the figures for the tests and deaths in Blackpool and the rest of the Fylde Coast. Here he states that as of today (11th June) there are 52 cases of ‘red patients’ within Blackpool Victoria Hospital, 4 of which are in intensive care. This figure is down from 128 patients that he recorded last week.
Dr Gardner states that the plan is to keep testing throughout the NHS workforce. This is important as it reduces the spread of the infection and enables the hospital to track the virus to the people who have been in contact with it.
A total of 4 people were admitted to the hospital yesterday who have tested positive for the virus, therefore the number is rising but not rapidly.
Finally he warns the public that although the lockdown rules are slowly relaxing, it is still important to stay safe and be vigilant. Keep washing those hands.