The Latest Statistics for the Lancashire Region and What You Should Do
Jan, 5 2021
Ok and ---breathe. Before we start panicking about how we can educate our child and how we can cancel our summer holiday in June, let’s consider some recent statistics:-
- From yesterday Preston now stands at 64 new cases
- South Ribble saw 57 new corona virus cases for the same day
- Wyre had 54 new cases, Fylde just 18 and Ribble Valley recorded 52 new cases.
In addition, latest infection rates reveal that Preston is now 306 cases per 100,000 people for seven days to December 31st 2020 that is increase from 229.2 cases per 100,000 people for the seven days to December 24th last year.
This information is accurate and precise from the Public Health England dashboard. It looks at week long cases from four days ago as test results often change over a two day period.
See how the rates have changed in Preston and South Ribble since late November by logging onto the following website link:https://datawrapper.dwcdn.net/W42ag/8/
The above information isn’t designed to scare you, it’s designed to help you as Mr. Johnson often refers to ‘Stay Alert!’. With the new announcement released to the UK last night it may seem brutal at first but these tough measures could potentially be the final curtain call of this nightmare called ‘COVID-19’.
As highlighted in his speech we’ll be in this current mess till mid - February. Educational institutions will be closed till February half term and universities are being asked to teach remotely.
Mr. Johnson had the following to say to UK citizens,
“As I speak to you tonight, our hospitals are under more pressure from Covid than at any time since the start of the pandemic. The weeks ahead will be the hardest yet but I really do believe that we’re entering the last phase of the struggle, because with every jab that goes into our arms we’re tilting the odds against Covid and in favour of the British people.”
Please take these cautionary measures seriously. If you are an older person you will be contacted by your local GP with regards to a vaccine. This vaccine will protect both you and your loved ones and as time persists you will be able to engage in the places you previously associated with. Please be patient then all of us can play our part in beating this virus.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger