Covid cases fall again in Pendle

The number of new Covid-19 cases in Pendle has fallen again from last week.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 3:39 pm

The Government's Covid-19 data for last seven days for Pendle show that lockdown restrictions and vaccinations are helping to significantly reduce the number of new cases.

This week the number of new cases is 79, whereas last week it was 117.

Last week the rate of infection was 144.4 per 100,000 and this week the rate has dropped to 118.3.

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For the first time the age group with the most new cases is people aged 50-59. Previously the age group with most cases had been 30-39 year olds and just once has been 20-29 year olds.

Sadly people are still dying of Covid in Pendle within 28 days of catching the virus. There have been 237 deaths in the borough from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, and 9,363 total cases.

Pendle Council has thanked local people for following the rules and stay safe advice and is asking people to please keep it up to protect themselves, their families and our community.

The message is stay safe and get tested even without symptoms.

Pendle Council's website shows where people can get tested locally and how to book a test if you haven't got symptoms www.pendle.gov.uk/coronavirus