NO EAST Lancashire Covid-19 deaths were recorded yesterday (January 11) while cases in Blackburn have increased by over 100.

This comes as Boris Johnson has warned tougher lockdown measures may be needed.

Blackburn with Darwen has seen a further 130 cases reported, with the borough having seen a total of 13,392.

Burnley, which currently has the highest infection rate for Lancashire, has recorded 7,542 cases since the start of the pandemic, a rise of 68 new cases.

Rossendale has seen 64 new cases reported, taking their running total to 4,603, while Pendle has recorded another 85 cases, with their total number of cases now at 7,347.

A further 73 cases have been seen in Hyndburn, with the number of positive tests recorded in the area now at 5,581.

The Ribble Valley still has the lowest number of cases after reporting 33 positive results on Monday, taking the total number of cases to 3,308.

One death, which occurred on Saturday, was recorded in yesterdays figures in Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, which operates Royal Lancaster Infirmary, recorded 3 Covid-19 related deaths yesterday - all of which occurred on Saturday (January 9).

In total, 489 Covid-19 related deaths were recorded on Monday in hospitals in England.