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Oxford death rate was higher than normal in May – Oxford Mail

DEATHS in Oxford remained higher than normal levels in May following a spike the previous month, official figures show.

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Urgent testing for taxi drivers after Liverpool coronavirus spike – Liverpool Echo

Hackney and private hire drivers can now get tested, even if they have no symptoms

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New testing measures for taxi and private hire drivers are being rolled out in Liverpool as part of the battle to stamp out the city’s virus spike.
Liverpool City Council has just announced that any Hackney or private hire drivers in the city can now get a coronavirus test – whether they have symptoms or not.
All drivers are being urged to immediately book in for a virus test at the Wavertree Sports Park test centre.
The move is the latest from the city’s Public Health team who are fighting …

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Coronavirus: New virus measures in Preston ‘expected in next few days’ – BBC News

New cases of coronavirus have more than doubled in Preston in the space of a week.

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Preston has seen a rise in positive tests for coronavirus
Lockdown measures could return to Preston in the next few days after a rise in Covid-19 cases, Lancashire’s director of public health said.
Dr Sakthi Karunanithi expects stricter rules to be imposed in the city as they have been in east Lancashire, Greater Manchester and parts of West Yorkshire.
The council has already asked residents to follow a number of extra measures in a bid to halt the sprea…

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Coronavirus cases confirmed at Wensleydale Creamery – BBC News

Wensleydale Creamery is working with authorities to ensure staff are tested.

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Wensleydale Creamery, based in Hawes said it is “following strict procedures”
Five people working at a dairy that produces cheese in the Yorkshire Dales have tested positive for Covid-19.
They work in the production area of Wensleydale Creamery, based in Hawes, North Yorkshire, and everyone on the team will be tested.
The company, which employs about 200 people, remains open and said it is “following strict procedures”.
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