CASES are continuing to rise at a slower rate in all six boroughs while 25 more Covid-19 related deaths have been confirmed in the county today.

East Lancashire Hospitals recorded a further 5 virus related deaths today while 20 deaths were recorded as a result of the virus in Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.

This takes the total number of deaths in East Lancashire Hospitals to 466, with a total of 8,138 deaths in total in the North West.

Blackburn with Darwen saw an increase of 72 cases today, taking the total number of cases in the borough to 9694.

In Burnley, a further 47 infections taking their total to 4,632 while Hyndburn's total number of cases is now at 3,825 after 23 new cases were reported today.

There have been 47 new cases confirmed in Pendle today while Rossendale recorded 39 cases taking their total number of cases to 4,771 and 3,308 respectively.

The Ribble Valley remains the least hit area in East Lancashire with 2,020 total cases after 11 more cases were confirmed today.