More than 1,000 new positive coronavirus tests have been recorded across East Lancashire since Sunday.

Data released on Thursday afternoon shows that in the last four days, across all six boroughs, 1,099 people have contracted Covid-19 – with Blackburn with Darwen registering the highest number of new cases.

Across Blackburn with Darwen 340 people tested positive for the virus since the weekend, bringing the total number of cases there to 3,810.

In Burnley, 236 more people tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the borough's total number of positive cases to 2,229.

The third highest number of new cases was reported in Pendle, where 206 new positive tests were registered since Sunday, with their total now sitting at 2,162.

In Hyndburn 108 people tested positive taking the total number of infections there to 1,527.

Rossendale’s total number of positive infections grew to 1,154 after 130 new cases were recorded, while the Ribble Valley’s 79 new infections since the weekend brought the borough’s total to 700.

The total number of positive tests for Covid-19 recorded across East Lancashire now stands at 11,582.

Another four people have died with coronavirus at hospitals in Lancashire, according to data released by NHS England on Thursday.

Two of the deaths were recorded at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and two at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals Trust.

No new coronavirus related deaths were recorded at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, or the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

The total number of deaths across the county now stands at 1,125.