Another three-figure increase as Blackpool again records Lancashire’s biggest rise in daily Covid cases

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Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre have now seen 41,058 Covid cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

 

There have now been 163,540 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (September 16).

Meanwhile, the total across Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, now stands at 210,516.

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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.

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 – 27,809 (Up from 27,765) +44

Blackpool – 19,167 (Up from 19,053) +114

Burnley – 15,361 (Up from 15,306) +55

Chorley – 14,160 (Up from 14,095) +65

Fylde – 9,162 (Up from 9,114) +48

Hyndburn – 13,067 (Up from 13,019) +48

Lancaster – 16,232 (Up from 16,152) +80

Pendle – 14,379 (Up from 14,329) +50

Preston – 21,672 (Up from 21,583) +89

Ribble Valley – 7,898 (Up from 7,864) +34

Rossendale – 10,496 (Up from 10,465) +31

South Ribble – 14,088 (Up from 14,031) +57

West Lancs – 14,296 (Up from 14,250) +46

Wyre – 12,729 (Up from 12,649) +80