Lancashire records 1,228 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

There have now been 128,959 confirmed cases in the Lancashire County Council area since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest government data released today (July 17).

Meanwhile, the total across Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, now stands at 166,483.

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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” is to go 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 – 24,644 (Up from 24,538) +106

Blackpool – 12,880 (Up from 12,673) +207

Burnley – 12,875 (Up from 12,766) +109

Chorley – 10,931 (Up from 10,758) +173

Fylde – 6,487 (Up from 6,397) +90

Hyndburn – 11,025 (Up from 10,958) +67

Lancaster – 12,289 (Up from 12,151) +138

Pendle – 11,981 (Up from 11,928) +53

Preston – 17,476 (Up from 17,353) +123

Ribble Valley – 6,326 (Up from 6,289) +37

Rossendale – 8,826 (Up from 8,755) +71

South Ribble – 10,829 (Up from 10,725) +104

West Lancs – 10,933 (Up from 10,820) +113

Wyre – 8,981 (Up from 8,831) +150

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