More than 600 new positive coronavirus tests have been recorded across East Lancashire since Monday.

Data released on Tuesday afternoon shows that in the last 24 hours, across all six boroughs, 607 people have tested positive for Covid-19 – with Blackburn with Darwen registering the highest number of new cases for the third day running.

Across Blackburn with Darwen 214 more people have tested positive for the virus since Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive cases there since the pandemic began to 4,818.

Hyndburn also saw a massive jump as another 155 people tested positive taking the total there to 1,896.

The third highest number of new cases was reported in Rossendale, where 97 new positive tests were registered since yesterday, with their total now sitting at 1,602.

In Pendle, 82 new tests were recorded, meaning a total of 2,613 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

Burnley's total number of positive infections grew to 2,718 after 72 new cases were recorded, while the Ribble Valley’s 61 new infections since Tuesday brought the borough’s total to 1,004.

The total number of positive tests for Covid-19 recorded across East Lancashire since the pandemic started now stands at 14,651.

In the last 24 hours, seven more people have died with Covid-19 at hospitals in Lancashire.

Three deaths were recorded in East Lancashire meaning since October 14, 10 people have died with the virus and had Covid-19 registered on their death certificate at facilities within the region.

The total number of people who have died with Covid-19 at hospitals within East Lancashire is now 249.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals Trust, and the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust recorded one new death, one new death, and two new deaths, respectively.

No new coronavirus related deaths were recorded at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The total number of deaths across the county, in all hospitals, according to figures from NHS England, now stands at 1,172.