Blackburn with Darwen's coronavirus infection rate has risen once again as new rolling seven-day figures show a marked increase compared to data published on Tuesday.

The newest statistics show that as of 9am on Wednesday, a total of 1,352 people across the borough had been confirmed as testing positive for the virus, which is up from 1,340 at the same time on Tuesday - so an increase of 12 positive cases in 24 hours.

The TOTAL rate of infection in Blackburn with Darwen, since data began to be recorded, now stands at 907.7 cases per 100,000 people.

This cumulative total include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

However, the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 is much different to the cumulative total, as it takes into account positive cases from the last seven days only.

In Blackburn with Darwen, that rolling seven-day rate has now increased after a total of 130 new cases have been recorded in the last seven days to July 26.

Across the borough, the rate is now 87.3 per 100,000 people in the seven days to July 26 compared with Tuesday's rate of 79.2 per 100,000.

The rate in the seven days to July 19 was 81.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The figures are based on tests carried out in laboratories - classed as pillar one of the government's testing programme - and those taken in the wider communities such as the mobile testing sites located at different sites across the county - these are classed as pillar two.

Data for the most recent three days, ie, July 27 to July 29, has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

It is important to remember though that these are rolling seven-day figures, and can change dramatically from day to day.

In other parts of the country, Oldham has drawn level with Leicester, with both areas recording broadly the same rate.

In Leicester, the seven-day rate has fallen again from 73.2 to 56.3, with 200 new cases.

While in Oldham the rate has risen from 18.7 to 56.4, with 133 new cases.

Other areas reporting notable week-on-week jumps include:

- Trafford (up from 11.0 to 38.1, with 90 new cases)

- Manchester (up from 14.2 to 23.2, with 127 new cases)

What follows is the rate of new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to July 26, followed by the equivalent figure for the previous seven days to July 19.

  • Blackburn with Darwen 87.3, 81.2
  • Hyndburn 32.2, 39.6
  • Pendle 31.7, 30.6
  • Preston 21.2, 9.9
  • Burnley 18.1, 15.8
  • West Lancashire 15.8, 4.4
  • Ribble Valley 6.7, 1.7
  • Blackpool 6.5, 2.9
  • Rossendale 5.6, 8.5
  • Fylde 5.0, 10.0
  • Chorley 4.3, 1.7
  • South Ribble 2.7, 2.7
  • Lancaster 2.1, 1.4