ENGLAND recorded the most new coronavirus cases it has seen in one day on Thursday, as new infections across East Lancashire soared.

Of the 6,634 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in England on Thursday, 132 of them were in East Lancashire.

The highest number of new cases came from Burnley, which now has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Lancashire – third in the country.

The borough has now seen a total od 1,012 cases after the 38 new infections reported on Thursday.

The second highest number came from Pendle, after 32 new cases brought the borough’s total to 1,229.

Blackburn with Darwen still has the highest number of cases in East Lancashire with 2,475 infections, 22 of which were added to the tally in the latest round of figures.

Hyndburn’s cases grew by 21, giving the borough a total of 823 cases.

In Rossendale there were a further 14 infections, bringing the total there to 601 and in the Ribble Valley five new cases made the total 292.