There have been 405 new positive coronavirus tests recorded across East Lancashire since Thursday.

Data from NHS England, released on Friday afternoon shows Blackburn with Darwen once again registered the highest number of new cases, for the fifth day running.

Across the borough 161 more people have tested positive for the virus since Thursday, bringing the total number of positive cases there since the pandemic began to 5,130.

Pendle and Burnley saw the joint second highest number of new positive tests with another 60 affirmative results in both boroughs, meaning a total of 2,739 and 2,820 people respectively have tested positive for the coronavirus in those areas since the start of the pandemic.

In Rossendale, 51 new positive tests were registered since yesterday, with their total now sitting at 1,696, while in Hyndburn another 43 people tested positive taking the total there to 1,995.

The Ribble Valley’s 30 new infections since Thursday has brought the borough’s total to 1,080.

The total number of positive tests for Covid-19 recorded across East Lancashire since the pandemic started now stands at 15,460.

No new Covid-19 deaths have been recorded at hospitals within East Lancashire.

The total number of people to die in those facilities where Covid-19 has been recorded on their death certificate is 253.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals recorded two new coronavirus related deaths each, taking their death tolls to 271 and 276 respectively.

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust had one more patient die with Covid-19, taking the total there to 202.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals Trust also registered no new deaths meaning their total remains at 187.

The total number of deaths across the county, in all hospitals, according to figures from NHS England, now stands at 1,189.