One new Coronavirus case confirmed in Lancashire

Friday, March 13, 2020

A further case of Coronavirus has been confirmed in the Lancashire County Council area, bringing the total number of cases to six.



The new case in Fylde district adds to three existing cases in Chorley, and two in South Ribble.

Lancashire County Council's Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, Dr Sakthi Karunanithi said: "We have had one new case confirmed today in Fylde. All those who have tested positive for the virus in Lancashire are being well looked-after and isolating themselves at home.

"I would stress that if you have not been contacted by Public Health England you do not need to do anything beyond following the general advice being given to the public.

"The latest advice issued highlights that the most common symptoms of coronavirus are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature.

"Anyone with these symptoms, however mild, should stay at home and not go out from seven days of when your symptoms started.

"You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation, however if your symptoms worsen or you are feeling no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you don't have internet access call NHS 111.

"The general advice to everyone remains the same, to practise good hygiene by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly, and if you cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve rather than your hands before washing your hands or using a hand sanitising gel.

"I'd like to reassure people that we are doing everything we reasonably can to stop the virus spreading and ensure people are protected. Earlier this week I spoke at a meeting of all Lancashire's council leaders to update them on the situation, and I'm confident that we are well placed to be able to support each other, working alongside colleagues in the NHS and Public Health England to respond as needed."

You can find information on our Coronavirus page about how to protect yourself

NHS online can be accessed at www.111.nhs.uk. For a medical emergency dial 999.

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