We've taken a look at the latest Covid data for Preston

Covid near me: The five areas of Preston where coronavirus cases are on the rise

Coronavirus cases are now rising in half of the UK’s council areas, official figures show.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 9th March 2022, 5:26 pm

They are also on the up in some neighbourhoods within Preston, although all but two areas are still below the national infection rate average of 388.6 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 260,691 positive cases in the UK in the week ending March 3, a 2% increase on the week before.

The lifting of many restrictions, waning effectiveness of boosters and the spread of the highly contagious BA.2 ‘stealth Omicron’ variant have all been touted as potential reasons for rising infection rates.

The figures include both positive PCR and lateral flow tests, except in Wales where only PCRs are counted. They include people infected with Covid-19 for the first time as well as reinfections.

Here are the neighbourhoods in Preston with the biggest rise in case rates in the past week.

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