Lancashire infection rates: This is how each area compares as stark 'full-lockdown' warning issued

Yesterday, Lancashire's three directors of public health issued a stark warning to residents that the region could be just weeks away from full lockdown.

Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 2:14 pm
This is how the infection rates for each area of Lancashire compare as stark 'full-lockdown' warning issued

Sakthi Karunanithi, DPH for Lancashire County Council; Arif Rajpura, DPH for Blackpool Council; and Dominic Harrison, DPH for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, said they are keen to stress the importance of following the rules, citing hefty fines and increased restrictions in the future if people "if people don’t take notice now".

Currently the rates of Covid-19 in Lancashire are among some of the highest in the country.

Here we take a look at the current infection rate in each area of Lancashire and how they compare.

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New cases 73 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 50.0

The figures below are based on Public Health England (PHE) data in the seven days to September 26.

Here is the full list, from lowest to highest infection rate - the latest number of cases are also included (Images are for illustration purposes only):

New cases 77 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 68.7
New cases 98 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 70.3
New cases 89 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 75.3
New cases 94 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 84.8
New cases 55 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 90.3
New cases 81 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 100.3
New cases 86 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 120.3
New cases 139 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 121.6
New cases 251 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 167.7
New cases 269 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 187.9
New cases 196 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 212.8
New cases 162 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 199.9
New cases 279 | Infection rate per 100,000 population 313.8