JUST two areas in East Lancashire remain unaffected by coronavirus deaths, figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest.

In their latest map update, the ONS said that nobody from the areas of Ewood and Fenhurst in Blackburn alongside Read, Sabden and Chatburn in the Ribble Valley has died after testing positive for the deadly virus.

The latest figures represent the period up to June 30, the latest data is available for.

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On the other end of the scale, Darwen town centre and surrounding residential streets have seen the most deaths linked to COVID-19 than any other area in Blackburn with Darwen.

A total of 10 people who were registered as having lived in 'Darwen Town' have died following a COVID-19 diagnosis – more than anywhere else in the whole of Blackburn with Darwen.

Deprived areas across England had death rates related to Covid-19 of more than double that of the most affluent parts – 139.6 per 100,000 compared to 63.4.

In Blackburn with Darwen, 90 people have died since the start of the pandemic with five deaths linked to coronavirus in June.

In Burnley, Rosehill and Burnley Wood recorded the highest death toll with 16 deaths – the same number was also reported in Rossendale’s worst-affected area, Helmshore.

In Pendle, Colne Horsfield recorded the most deaths with 12, while in Hyndburn both Clayton-le-Moors and Huncoat alongside Oswaldtwistle recorded 11 deaths.

East Lancashire’s least affected borough in terms of both cases and deaths, the Ribble Valley, registered the most deaths from residents living in Whalley and Brockhall.