LANCASHIRE'S hospitals have reported more coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24-hours than in any single day since May.

According to the latest Public Health England data, 21 people have lost their lives after testing positive for covid-19 - just days after the Royal Blackburn hospital had its most fatal weekend yet since the start of the pandemic.

The highest number of new deaths, 9, came from within facilities operated by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which manages Chorley General.

Two patients died on October 25 and 27, four on October 26, and one on October 28.

A further six people died within hospitals managed by the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, including the Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burley General.

All deaths were recorded on October 27.

Four people died at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals - three on October 27 and one on October 28 and two at the Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

No new deaths were recorded at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

The Government said a further 280 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday. This brings the UK total to 45,955.