Preston and Blackpool record highest daily Covid cases as Lancashire figures increase by 873 in 24 hours
The total number of confirmed cases in Lancashire since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 212,279 as of Saturday, September 18.
There have now been 164,989 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (September 18).
Meanwhile, the total across Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, now stands at 212,279.
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 - 27,929 (Up from 27,872) +57
Blackpool - 19,361 (Up from 19,252) +109
Burnley - 15,456 (Up from 15,404) +52
Chorley - 14,287 (Up from 14,224) +63
Fylde - 9,265 (Up from 9,214) +51
Hyndburn - 13,152 (Up from 13,118) +34
Lancaster - 16,431 (Up from 16,345) +86
Pendle - 14,453 (Up from 14,422) +31
Preston - 21,863 (Up from 21,756) +107
Ribble Valley - 7,995 (Up from 7,952) +43
Rossendale - 10,578 (Up from 10,539) +39
South Ribble - 14,193 (Up from 14,145) +48
West Lancs - 14,427 (Up from 14,341) +86
Wyre - 12,889 (Up from 12,822) +67
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