These are the areas of the Lancaster district that have recorded fewer than three new cases of Covid-19

Most areas in the Lancaster district showed a "suppressed" rate of new Covid-19 infections in the week up to March 17.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 9:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 9:48 am

Across Morecambe Bay NHS Trust - which includes South Lakeland - there were a total of 55 patients in hospital, four of whom were on ventilation.

The data also showed that - up to March 5 2021 across the Lancaster district - the total number of deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate stood at 320.

Today, March 23, marks exactly a year since the country went into lockdown for the first time.The government's interactive Covid map showed that Lancaster Central, Marsh, Haverbreaks and Scotforth West, Scotforth East and Bowerham, Moorlands and Greaves, Halton and Caton, Morecambe Westgate, Morecambe Town, Morecambe West End, Bare, Hest Bank and Slyne, Carnforth, Silverdale and Warton and Kellet and Lune Valley all recorded fewer than three new cases of Covid-19 in the week up to March 17.

The Lancaster district recorded lower than national average Covid-19 rates in the week up to March 17.
The Lancaster district recorded lower than national average Covid-19 rates in the week up to March 17.

When there are fewer than three cases in any given area, the rates are shown as "suppressed" to protect individuals' identities.

Heysham and Overton had 10 new cases, Lancaster East had four, Skerton and Vale had three, Scale Hall and Torrisholme had seven, Morecambe South West had five, and University, Galgate and Dolphinholme had five.

All areas of the Lancaster district had lower than the national average number of new cases in the week up to March 17.

In the same week, almost 28m people across England had received a first vaccination dose.

Across Morecambe Bay NHS Trust - which includes South Lakeland - there were a total of 55 patients in hospital, four of whom were on ventilation.

Children returned to school on March 8, and there is an expectation that reported Covid-19 infection rates will rise due to this.