Three more deaths have been recorded as East Lancashire Hospitals record highest hospital daily deaths.

In the country, eight hospital trusts recorded Covid-19 deaths today, with a total of 12 deaths recorded in NHS hospitals.

The hospital trust, which operates Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospital saw two deaths on Monday (May 31) and one on May 28.

On May 29, the hospital recorded one Covid-19 death and two others on May 28 meaning six Covid-19 deaths have been recorded by the trust the past seven days – one more than the week before.

The other seven hospitals each recorded two or one death in today’s figures.

In total, the East Lancashire Hospital Trust has recorded 1,027 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

This comes after there were no Covid-19 related deaths recorded on in England on Tuesday.

Public health director for Blackburn with Darwen, Prof Dominic Harrison, has revealed that the majority of the Covid-19 cases have been in people who are not yet able to be vaccinated.

The health director has been calling for vaccinations to be made available to all over 18’s and 12-18 year olds.

The rate in Blackburn with Darwen currently stands at 436.2 cases per 100,000 people, with 653 new cases in the seven days to May 29.

This is up from 314.0 in the seven days to May 22.