Lancashire records 1,204 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours as Boris Johnson spends England’s ‘freedom day’ in isolation

There have now been 131,065 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (July 19).

Meanwhile, the total across Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, now stands at 169,154.

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Lancashire health chief’s ‘Freedom Day’ warning as Covid cases rise

Military personnel at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

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 – 24,817 (Up from 24,732) +85

Blackpool – 13,272 (Up from 13,075) +197

Burnley – 13,027 (Up from 12,960) +67

Chorley – 11,193 (Up from 11,093) +100

Fylde – 6,653 (Up from 6,568) +85

Hyndburn – 11,129 (Up from 11,072) +57

Lancaster – 12,548 (Up from 12,440) +108

Pendle – 12,114 (Up from 12,064) +50

Preston – 17,682 (Up from 17,589) +93

Ribble Valley – 6,399 (Up from 6,362) +37

Rossendale – 8,943 (Up from 8,890) +53

South Ribble – 11,042 (Up from 10,935) +107

West Lancs – 11,116 (Up from 11,060) +56

Wyre – 9,219 (Up from 9,110) +109

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