While it is too soon to see the effects of the current national lockdown, which began last week, there are promising signs that the county’s move to tier three restrictions helped to slow the surge in new cases.
The infection rate in Lancashire – which looks at the number of infections per 100,000 people in the most recent seven-day period – remains well above anything recording during the first wave, although that will be at least in part due to vastly increased testing.
And as these graphs show, some areas are doing a better job than others of getting things under control, but across the board infection rates have been falling since peaking on October 23. However, there remains work to be done, with the county recording more than 800 new cases in 24 hours yesterday (Saturday November 7).
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