There are now 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Blackburn with Darwen.

The new figures, released on Tuesday night, show that six more people in the borough have tested positive for COVID-19 since Monday.

And there are now 313 confirmed cases in local authority areas governed by Lancashire County Council, which is an increase of 35 on the previous day.

In Blackpool, there are still only 18 patients suffering with the virus.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases across the whole county to 351.

According to Public Health England there were 3,009 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the UK on Tuesday, bringing the current total number of people testing 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.

This is the biggest increase in deaths since the coronavirus outbreak began.

At the Downing Street press conference on Tuesday, 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."