Chorley has recorded the highest rate of Covid cases in Lancashire after a sharp rise in infections over the past two weeks.

The data, taken from, shows 648 cases in the week up to October 9 which is up 10.8 per cent.

It works out at a case rate of 545.1 per 100,000 people, which is calculated by dividing the 7-day total by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.

On October 14 over 45,000 people across the UK tested positive for coronavirus and 277,875 people over the last seven days.  

Lancashire Telegraph: Covid cases up to October 14 (PA)Covid cases up to October 14 (PA)

What are the Covid rates in Lancashire?


648 cases – up 10.8%

West Lancashire

570 cases – up 9.6%


470 cases – up 2.2%

South Ribble

467 cases – up 25.9%


298 cases – up 9.2%


642 cases – up 36.3%