Blackburn with Darwen's infection rates has reached a record high after passing the 800 cases per 100,000 people mark for the first time.

New data published this evening (October 29) shows the borough continues to have the highest infection rate in the country after 1,203 people contracted the virus in the seven days to October 25.

This gives the equivalent rate of 803.6 - up from 576.5 the previous week when 863 cases of Covid-19 were registered.

The east Lancashire borough is more than 100 ahead of second placed Oldham, which has a rate of 693.3, and third placed Wigan on 683.4.

Rossendale, which earlier this week registered the second highest rate in the country, has dropped to fourth on the list with a rate of 665.9.

However this is still higher than the previous week when the figure was 537.2.

No other Lancashire borough features in the top 10 highest infection rates, with Hyndburn on the list in eleventh.

Infection rates are rising in 12 out out of 14 county areas including Preston, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Blackpool, South Ribble, Wyre, Chorley, Fylde and Lancaster.

They continue to fall in Burnley, which last month had the highest infection rate in the country, and West Lancashire.

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published today on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Data for the most recent four days (October 26-29) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

The data below includes the total number of cases and overall infection rate for each area since the pandemic began. Many of these cases will no longer be active.

Full list of Lancashire's latest infection rates:

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to October 25; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to October 25; rate of new cases in the seven days to October 18; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to October 18.

Blackburn with Darwen 803.6 (1203), 576.5 (863) ↑

Rossendale 665.9 (476), 537.2 (384) ↑

Hyndburn 529.3 (429), 383.7 (311) ↑

Preston 503.7 (721), 394.7 (565) ↑

Pendle 499.4 (460), 419.1 (386) ↑

Ribble Valley 481.2 (293), 427.0 (260) ↑

Blackpool 459.0 (640), 424.5 (592) ↑

West Lancashire 447.9 (512), 454.0 (519) ↓

South Ribble 437.8 (485), 352.9 (391) ↑

Burnley 425.1 (378), 483.6 (430) ↓

Wyre 396.1 (444), 302.4 (339) ↑

Chorley 382.4 (452), 298.6 (353) ↑

Fylde 352.8 (285), 289.7 (234) ↑

Lancaster 334.2 (488), 380.0 (555) ↑

Other areas recording big jumps in case rates include Charnwood (up from 284.1 to 491.3, with 913 new cases); Doncaster (up from 351.1 to 547.3, with 1,707 new cases); and South Staffordshire (up from 197.4 to 388.7, with 437 new cases).

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