Two areas of Lancashire removed from lockdown with more announcements to come – live updates

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Northwest case by postal code

Two areas of Lancashire have been removed from the local lockdown, an MP confirmed.

News that Rossendale and Darwen no longer face local restrictions was confirmed this morning (August 21) through Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry, who said via a social media post that he had just phoned Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

It comes as Northwestern cases are now at 50,706.

In Lancashire the total is 10,609 cases, with the areas managed by Lancashire County Council accounting for 7,803 cases, Blackpool with 1,084 and Blackburn with Darwen with 1,722.

51 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Lancashire yesterday, according to the most recent data released by officials at Public Health England.

In Blackburn with Darwen, a total of 17 new cases were recorded – up from eight, 10 and six in the previous three days.

Pendle also recorded its biggest daily increase in days with 13 – down from five reported yesterday by PHE.

Cavendish Street in Darwen (Image: Daily Mirror / Andy Stenning)

The government’s seven-day infection rates show that for the week leading up to August 16, Blackburn’s rate with Darwen increased slightly from 74.2 to 76.2 per 100,000, with 114 new cases.

Pendle is just behind, despite dropping the rate from 84.7 to 69.5 per 100.00 people. 64 new cases have been confirmed.

Burnley and Preston have both registered four new cases in the past 24 hours, while Hyndburn is up by three and Rossendale by two.

No new cases have been confirmed in Blackpool, Fylde, Lancaster, Ribble Valley and South Ribble.

Meanwhile, there are 50,706 cases across the North West as a whole, including Manchester, Liverpool and Cumbria.

There are 10,609 cases in Lancashire, 2192 in Bolton, 1496 in Bury, 2336 in Cheshire East, 2100 in Cheshire West and Chester, 2986 in Cumbria, 732 in Halton, 1064 in Knowsley, 2744 in Liverpool, 3927 in Manchester, 2707 in Oldham, 2129 in Rochdale, 1693 in Salford, 1635 in Sefton, 1266 in St Helens, 1933 in Stockport, 1809 in Tameside, 1581 in Trafford, 1395 in Warrington, 2264 in Wigan and 2108 in Wirral.

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