Blackpool, Preston and Lancaster record the biggest daily rise in Covid cases

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre have now seen 41,691 Covid cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sunday, 19th September 2021, 8:46 pm

There have now been 165,538 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (September 19).

Meanwhile, the total across Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, now stands at 212,938.

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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 - 27,960 (Up from 27,929) +31

Blackpool - 19,440 (Up from 19,361) +79

Burnley - 15,491 (Up from 15,456) +35

Chorley - 14,344 (Up from 14,287) +57

Fylde - 9,304 (Up from 9,265) +39

Hyndburn - 13,183 (Up from 13,152) +31

Lancaster - 16,510 (Up from 16,431) +79

Pendle - 14,493 (Up from 14,453) +40

Preston - 21,936 (Up from 21,863) +73

Ribble Valley - 8,032 (Up from 7,995) +37

Rossendale - 10,603 (Up from 10,578) +25

South Ribble - 14,235 (Up from 14,193) +42

West Lancs - 14,460 (Up from 14,427) +33

Wyre - 12,947 (Up from 12,889) +58

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