More coronavirus cases have been confirmed in East Lancashire, ahead of new lockdown restrictions being introduced from tomorrow. 

In Blackburn with Darwen, 25 new infections were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the borough’s total number of cases to 2,309. A day earlier 50 new cases were recorded. 

There were only three new cases reported from within the borough of Hyndburn, bringing the area’s total to 742.

Burnley recorded nine new cases, with 888 people testing positive for COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak in March. The day before Burnley recorded 31 new cases.

Rossendale’s count rose by six to 553.

A further 10 new cases were reported from within Pendle, which has recorded the second highest total number of cases in East Lancashire with 1,116.

The Ribble Valley, which has recorded the lowest number of cases and has the lowest infection rate in Lancashire, saw its total increase to 272 after reporting seven new cases.

All six boroughs will be placed under new restrictions on Tuesday meaning residents must not mix with people outside of their households or support bubble in private homes and gardens.