Lancashire recorded more than 50 new coroanvirus cases in the latest 24-hour period with only one borough remaining unchanged.

The latest Public Health England data released this afternoon (April 19) shows a total of 58 new infections across 13 county boroughs.

Chorley, Preston and West Lancashire recorded the biggest daily increases with seven new cases each.

No new cases were recorded in Fylde for the second consecutive day.

Lancashire has now had a confirmed 124,751 cases of Covid-19 in the county since the start of the pandemic.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Monday, there had been a further 2,963 lab-confirmed cases in the UK. It brings the total to 4,390,783.

The figures come after Lancashire public health bosses earlier today confirmed three cases of the new Indian Covid-19 variant has been detected in the county.

They include one in Blackpool, one in Blackburn with Darwen and the other in an unnamed location in Lancashire.

In a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon, Health Secretary Matt hancock told MPs there have been 103 UK cases of the India variant recorded so far.

The variant, also known as B.1.617, is currently designated as a 'variant under investigation' (VUI) but scientists have warned that the new strain could soon be classified as a 'variant of concern'.

Daily cases of Covid confirmed in every Lancashire borough as of Monday, April 19

The data below includes the total number of cases and overall infection rate for each area since the pandemic began. Many of these cases will no longer be active.

Blackburn with Darwen: 18,074 (+3), 12,073.8 per 100,000

Blackpool: 9,193 (+3), 6,592.5 per 100,000

Burnley: 9,900 (+5), 11,133.6 per 100,000

Chorley: 7,868 (+7), 6,655.6 per 100,000

Fylde: 4,774 (-), 5,909.9 per 100,000

Hyndburn: 7,831 (+5), 9,662.8 per 100,000

Lancaster: 9,389 (+6), 6,429.1 per 100,000

Pendle: 9,630 (+1), 10,454.7 per 100,000

Preston: 13,788 (+7), 9,632.9 per 100,000

Ribble Valley: 4,579 (+2), 7,520.4 per 100,000

Rossendale: 6,087 (+5), 8,515.4 per 100,000

South Ribble: 8,093 (+4), 7,304.9 per 100,000

West Lancashire: 8,910 (+7) 7,794.9 per 100,000

Wyre: 6,635 (+3), 5,919.3 per 100,000

The Government said a further four people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Monday, bringing the UK total to 127,274.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 151,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Government data up to April 18 also shows that of the 43,084,487 jabs given in the UK so far, 32,932,448 were first doses – a rise of 83,225 on the previous day.

Some 10,152,039 were second doses, an increase of 221,193.

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