There are now 313 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Lancashire, Public Health England has announced.

This is an increase of 35 cases on the previous day.

A total of 20 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Blackburn with Darwen, which is up six cases from yesterday.

There were 3,009 new cases of coronavirus in the UK today, bringing the current total of people tested positive for the virus to 25,150.

The number of confirmed deaths in the UK related to the virus has risen by 381 over the past 24 hours, resulting in a new total of 1,789 deaths from the virus. This is the biggest increase in deaths since the coronavirus outbreak began.

At the Downing Street press conference today, Michael Gove, said that the rise in the number of deaths in the UK was 'deeply shocking'.

He revealed that it's still unknown when peak of the pandemic in the UK will occur.

Mr Gove said: "There's not a fixed date like Easter when you know that the peak will come, it depends on the actions of all of us. We can delay the peak, we can flatten the curve through our own particular actions."