Preston, Blackpool and Lancaster record highest daily Covid cases as Lancashire figures increase by 659 in 24 hours

The total number of confirmed cases in Lancashire since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 212,938 as of Sunday, September 19.

Sunday, 19th September 2021, 8:02 pm

There have now been 165,538 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (September 19).

Meanwhile, the total across Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, now stands at 212,938.

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This is how many coronavirus cases there have been in each area of Lancashire

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 - 27,960 (Up from 27,929) +31

Blackpool - 19,440 (Up from 19,361) +79

Burnley - 15,491 (Up from 15,456) +35

Chorley - 14,344 (Up from 14,287) +57

Fylde - 9,304 (Up from 9,265) +39

Hyndburn - 13,183 (Up from 13,152) +31

Lancaster - 16,510 (Up from 16,431) +79

Pendle - 14,493 (Up from 14,453) +40

Preston - 21,936 (Up from 21,863) +73

Ribble Valley - 8,032 (Up from 7,995) +37

Rossendale - 10,603 (Up from 10,578) +25

South Ribble - 14,235 (Up from 14,193) +42

West Lancs - 14,460 (Up from 14,427) +33

Wyre - 12,947 (Up from 12,889) +58

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