All of Lancashire's 14 areas now have infection rates over 300 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people - with two areas topping 600.

The virus continues to spread across the county after 6,654 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the week to Saturday, October 24.

This was an increase of more than 490 cases on the previous seven days to October 18, a week in which 6,164 people tested positive.

Blackburn with Darwen continues to have the highest infection rate in the county, at 635.3 cases per 100,000 people, as 951 cases were recorded in the last seven days.

This was followed by Rossendale with a rate of 609.9, with 436 new cases confirmed.

Burnley sits in third place with a rate of 496 per 100,000, up from 482.5 the week previous.

Thirteen of Lancashire's boroughs saw their infection rates increase.

West Lancashire was the only are to see a drop in its rate, going from 451.4 per 100,000 in the previous week to a rate of 448.8.

Lancashire's infection rates

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to October 23; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to October 23

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