The Blackpool areas with the highest Covid rates as ‘Freedom Day’ arrives

Covid Blackpool: Here are the areas with the highest Covid rates as ‘Freedom Day' arrives

England’s so-called ‘Freedom Day’ has finally arrived but Covid cases are on the rise across the Fylde coast and the country.

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 1:45 pm

The latest government figures show 15 out of 19 neighbourhoods in Blackpool still saw a rise in infections in the latest seven-day period, the second week in July.

Blackpool recorded 918 cases in the seven days to 13 July, a rate of 658.3 per 100,000 people.

As restrictions on social distancing and mask wearing are now lifted in England, we reveal which Blackpool neighbourhoods which saw the biggest rise in case rates per 100,000 people, and which saw cases fall.

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