Death toll continues to rise at Preston and Chorley hospitals

The coronavirus death toll continues to rise at the hospitals run by the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals trust - Preston and Chorley.

By Michael Holmes
Sunday, 26th April 2020, 2:42 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th April 2020, 2:44 pm

Some 104 people have died there after testing positive for Covid-19, up from 103 yesterday, and 92 on Friday.

Some 200 have been discharged and sent home.

There are now at least 2,461 confirmed cases in the council area of Lancashire.

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Preston and Chorley hospitals

It comes as tests for key workers through the Government's new booking website ran out in England for the second day in a row.

More than 10 million key workers and their households are eligible.

Yesterday, the road near Preston's College - where there's a testing site - was shut due to the "sheer level of congestion for people" accessing it, police site.

The site is a stone's throw from Royal Preston Hospital.