Lancashire records 1,338 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

There have now been 133,900 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (July 22).

Meanwhile, the total across Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, now stands at 172,677.

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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 – 25,076 (Up from 24,980) +96

Blackpool – 13,701 (Up from 13,515) +186

Burnley – 13,254 (Up from 13,150) +104

Chorley – 11,450 (Up from 11,372) +78

Fylde – 6,872 (Up from 6,799) +73

Hyndburn – 11,289 (Up from 11,222) +67

Lancaster – 12,881 (Up from 12,757) +124

Pendle – 12,299 (Up from 12,220) +79

Preston – 18,051 (Up from 17,920) +131

Ribble Valley – 6,497 (Up from 6,461) +36

Rossendale – 9,093 (Up from 9,034) +59

South Ribble – 11,333 (Up from 11,233) +100

West Lancs – 11,346 (Up from 11,262) +84

Wyre – 9,535 (Up from 9,414) +121

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