Covid Preston: Here are the areas with the highest Covid rates as ‘Freedom Day' arrives

England’s so-called ‘Freedom Day’ has finally arrived but Covid cases are on the rise across the city and the country.

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 2:34 pm
The Preston areas with the highest Covid rates as ‘Freedom Day’ arrives

The latest government figures show 10 out of 17 neighbourhoods in Preston still saw a rise in infections in the latest seven-day period, the second week in July.

Preston recorded 918 cases in the seven days to 13 July, a rate of 424.8 per 100,000 people.

As restrictions on social distancing and mask wearing are now lifted in England we reveal which Preston neighbourhoods which saw the biggest rise in case rates per 100,000 people, and which saw cases fall.

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Frenchwood & Fishwick has seen rates of positive Covid cases fall by 28%, from 342.9 to 246.4.

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Grimsargh & Goosnargh has seen rates of positive Covid cases fall by 19%, from 327.2 to 264.8.
Cadley & College has seen rates of positive Covid cases fall by 16%, from 317.3 to 266.6.
Longsands has seen rates of positive Covid cases fall by 16%, from 287.3 to 241.9.
Broughton & Wychnor has seen rates of positive Covid cases fall by 10%, from 396.7 to 355.6.
St George's has seen rates of positive Covid cases remain the same, from 304.8 to 304.8.
Preston Town Centre has seen rates of positive Covid cases remain the same, from 403.5 to 403.5.
Brookfield & Holme Slack has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 14%, from 412.9 to 471.9.
Moor Park has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 20%, from 280 to 336.
Fulwood has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 23%, from 248.5 to 304.9.
Lea & Marina has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 27%, from 337.7 to 429.8.
Plungington & University has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 33%, from 333.9 to 445.2.
St Matthew's has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 35%, from 299.1 to 402.6.
Ribbleton has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 49%, from 362 to 538.1.
Ashton-on-Ribble & Larches has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 121%, from 262.2 to 581.4.
Ingol has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 145%, from 332.1 to 813.7.
Haslam Park has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 150%, from 333.4 to 833.5.