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Latest advice, guidance and updates on coronavirus.

Coronavirus column: A look at how virus rates are rising

Published on Thursday 24 March 2022 at 11:27 am

In his penultimate column ahead of his retirement, our Director of Public Health Prof Dominic Harrison gives an update on the rise in Covid cases and hospitalisations, and reflects on the additional risks to people with preventable conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Response to government’s Living Safely With COVID-19 plan

Published on Monday 21 February 2022 at 6:06 pm

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the government’s Living Safely With COVID-19 plan in the House of Commons this afternoon, we have issued this joint statement from Council Leader Coun Mohammed Khan CBE, Chief Executive Denise Park and Director of Public Health Prof Dominic Harrison:

There’s no denying that this is a huge moment in the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus column: Health inequalities put us at greater risk

Published on Friday 21 January 2022 at 10:01 am

In his weekly column, Prof Dominic Harrison, our Director of Public Health,  reviews the current data and comments on the health inequalities that put areas like Blackburn with Darwen at a greater risk:

The good news is that it looks like the reported Covid Omicron case rate peaked in parts of Pennine Lancashire at or around the 5th January.

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