Lancashire has recorded 636 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data provided by Public Health England.
This is a decrease in cases recorded over the corresponding period of time confirmed yesterday.
The most new cases were found in Blackpool with 81. The fewest were found in Pendle with just 19.
With coronavirus infections spiking again across Europe despite nearly two years of restrictions, the health crisis is increasingly pitting citizen against citizen – the vaccinated against the unvaccinated.
Instead of a Christmas where family and friends can once again embrace festivities and one another, the continent is the global epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic as cases soar to record levels in many countries.
Governments desperate to shield overburdened healthcare systems are imposing rules that limit choices for the unvaccinated in the hope that doing so will drive up rates of vaccinations.
The UK Government is currently encouraging everyone to get their booster jabs as the colder weather fast approaches.
Lancashire’s latest daily Covid cases by borough as of Sunday, November 21
The data below includes the total number of cases, followed by the new daily figure (in brackets) and the overall infection rate for each area since the pandemic began. The vast majority of these cases are historical.
Blackburn with Darwen: 31,965 (+47) 21,305.7 per 100,000
Blackpool: 24,549 per (+81) 17,740.2 per 100,000
Burnley: 17,887 per (+29) 20,020.4 per 100,000
Chorley: 19,616 (+51) 16,502.1 per per 100,000
Fylde: 12,499 (+33) 15,390.8 cases per 100,000
Hyndburn: 15,671 (+54) 19,315.2 per 100,000
Lancaster: 21,371 (+53) 14,428.3 per 100,000
Pendle: 17,124 (+19) 18,583.8 per 100,000
Preston: 26,855 (+42) 18,630.3 per 100,000
Ribble Valley: 11,053 (+28) 17,819.9 per 100,000
Rossendale: 13,311 (+46) 18,634.5 per 100,000
South Ribble: 18,630 (+47) 16,770.8 per 100,000
West Lancashire: 18,481 (+46) 16,141.2 per 100,000
Wyre: 18,055 (+60) 15,968.4 cases per 100,000
Health officials said they regularly plan for how to roll out vaccines quickly according to the latest expert advice, after a report that coronavirus jabs could be given to children younger than 12 next year.
Currently, Covid-19 vaccines are licensed in the UK only for children aged 12 and over.
A national newspaper reported on leaked proposals which it said showed that health bosses are preparing to jab children aged between five and 11 next spring.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has said “expected standards of safety, quality and effectiveness” must be met before vaccines would be authorised for children in this age category.
A spokesperson said: “Extending the use of a Covid-19 vaccine to children aged five to 11 would only be authorised if the expected standards of safety, quality and effectiveness are met.
“As with children aged 12 and above, parents can be fully assured that for any potential authorisation in this age group, the safety of the children would be our top priority.”
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