Lancashire records 974 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours amid new reopening warning

There have now been 122,327 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (July 10).

Meanwhile, the total across Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, now stands at 158,228.

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‘Dangerous’ to return to life as normal on July 19, expert warns

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” is expected on July 19, with a decision on whether or not to go ahead being taken a week earlier.

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 – 24,034 (Up from 23,946) +88

Blackpool – 11,867 (Up from 11,725) +142

Burnley – 12,359 (Up from 12,289) +70

Chorley – 10,223 (Up from 10,176) +47

Fylde – 5,916 (Up from 5,868) +48

Hyndburn – 10,596 (Up from 10,531) +65

Lancaster – 11,582 (Up from 11,484) +98

Pendle – 11,610 (Up from 11,561) +49

Preston – 16,789 (Up from 16,704) +85

Ribble Valley – 6,059 (Up from 6,037) +22

Rossendale – 8,355 (Up from 8,282) +73

South Ribble – 10,316 (Up from 10,272) +44

West Lancs – 10,342 (Up from 10,286) +56

Wyre – 8,180 (Up from 8,093) +87

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