132 new Covid cases recorded in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre in 24 hours

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre have now seen 32,440 Covid cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 5:05 pm

There have now been 139,880 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (August 3).

Meanwhile, the total across Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, now stands at 180,363.

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An aerial photo shows a piece of sand art, depicting the iconic Tower, Pier, and rides of Blackpool in north west England, drawn in the sand on the beach by sand artists 'Sand in your Eye, to promote that the town has re-opened following easing to lockdown restrictions in England on May 17, 2021.

The Prime Minister has gambled on trusting the public’s judgment and the protection offered by vaccines as he scrapped mandatory mask-wearing and lifted social distancing requirements.

The so-called "freedom day" went ahead on July 19.

Officials acknowledged that Covid-19 cases and deaths would continue to increase - albeit at a much lower level than before the vaccination programme - but it was now necessary to find a new way to live with the virus.

How many coronavirus cases are there in Lancashire?

Public Health England records cases for each council area. The latest totals for each area in Lancashire are:

Blackburn with Darwen - 25,557 (Up from 25,535) +22

Blackpool - 14,926 (Up from 14,850) +76

Burnley - 13,760 (Up from 13,728) +32

Chorley - 12,034 (Up from 12,005) +29

Fylde - 7,346 (Up from 7,313) +33

Hyndburn - 11,620 (Up from 11,601) +19

Lancaster - 13,482 (Up from 13,455) +27

Pendle - 12,689 (Up from 12,655) +34

Preston - 18,833 (Up from 18,784) +49

Ribble Valley - 6,712 (Up from 6,702) +10

Rossendale - 9,386 (Up from 9,361) +25

South Ribble - 11,868 (Up from 11,844) +24

West Lancs - 11,982 (Up from 11,946) +36

Wyre - 10,168 (Up from 10,145) +23

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