Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Covid cases increase by 172 in 24 hours

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Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre have now seen 37,582 Covid cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

 

There have now been 154,374 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (September 1).

Meanwhile, the total across Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, now stands at 198,790.

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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.
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.

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

Blackburn with Darwen – 26,927 (Up from 26,869) +58

Blackpool – 17,489 (Up from 17,402) +87

Burnley – 14,759 (Up from 14,724) +35

Chorley – 13,328 (Up from 13,282) +46

Fylde – 8,391 (Up from 8,365) +26

Hyndburn – 12,456 (Up from 12,419) +37

Lancaster – 15,177 (Up from 15,106) +71

Pendle – 13,720 (Up from 13,676) +44

Preston – 20,588 (Up from 20,546) +42

Ribble Valley – 7,444 (Up from 7,426) +18

Rossendale – 10,079 (Up from 10,045) +34

South Ribble – 13,302 (Up from 13,241) +61

West Lancs – 13,428 (Up from 13,379) +49

Wyre – 11,702 (Up from 11,643) +59