CORONAVIRUS infection rates have fallen below 250 cases per 100,000 people in all six East Lancashire boroughs.

The newest data shows all but one of the six boroughs now recording rates of below 200 cases per 100,000.

The highest rate remains to be in Blackburn with Darwen where the most current rate stands at 239.8, down by over 100 from the previous week when the boroughs infection rate stood at 340.0.

Pendle has seen a drop to 175.9 from 250.8 last week while Burnley has also dropped from 244.0 last week to a current infection rate of 163.1.

The drop has not been quite as significant in Ribble Valley where there is a current rate of 175.7, down from 203.7 cases per 100,000 the previous week.

Hyndburn has seen the most significant decrease in rate from 299.8 to 162.9.

In Rossendale, the rate has dropped below 150, with the most recent data showing the infection rate in the area at 146.9, down from 188.9 the previous week.

The figures, for the seven days to February 11, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent four days (February 12-15) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.