Figures released on Wednesday show at least 4,526 people in East Lancashire’s six boroughs have now contracted COVID-19.

The most recent figures show the highest number of new cases were recorded in Pendle, where 10 people returned a positive result – bringing the total there to 930.

Burnley recorded the second highest number of new cases with eight, giving the borough a new total of 636.

Five cases were reported in Blackburn with Darwen, which has seen a total of 1,860 cases.

Rossendale – where a large spike has been recorded over the last week – saw cases rise by four, giving them a total of 371.

Just three people have tested positive for the coronavirus over the latest period in Hyndburn, where there have now been a total of 493 cases.

No new cases were detected in the Ribble Valley, which has seen the lowest number of COVID-19 infections, 236.