The North West of England now has 172,229 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the latest Public Health England figures.

In Lancashire alone, a further 1,038 positive tests have been recorded across the county in the last 24 hours.

Blackburn with Darwen continues to record the biggest daily rise in new cases, with 151 confirmed in the latest figures.

Preston has recorded the second biggest rise with 114 cases while there were also large increases in Pendle with 84, Blackpool with 82, Lancaster with 82 and South Ribble with 80.

Burnley recorded the joint fewest number of new cases in Lancashire with 42 along with Fylde.

It takes the overall number of cases in areas managed by Lancashire County Council to 26,372, while there are 2,823 cases in Blackpool and 4,969 cases in Blackburn with Darwen.

The case data includes people being tested both through 'Pillar 1' - which is in hospitals - and Pillar 2 - which is drive-through test centres and swabs sent by post.

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. For the latest infection rates or the most recent week of data, click here.

The number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Lancashire borough as of Thursday, October 22:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 4,969 (+151), 3,319.4 per 100,000
  • Blackpool: 2,823 (+82), 2,024.4 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 2,760 (+42), 3,103.9 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 1,960 (+77), 1,658 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 1,303 (+42), 1,613 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 1,952 (+56), 2,408.6 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 2,580 (+82), 1,766.7 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 2,697 (+84), 2,928 per 100,000
  • Preston: 4,067 (+114), 2,841.4 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 1,050 (46), 1,724.5 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 1,645 (+43), 2,301.3 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 1,911 (+80), 1,724.9 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 2,674 (+78) 2,339.3 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 1,773 (+61), 1,581.8 per 100,000

Twelve further people have died in Lancashire's hospitals after testing positive for covid-19 as the UK recorded its highest death toll rise since early June.

NHS England said patients died at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, East Lancashire Hospitals and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital.

It brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in Lancashire to 1,182 since the start of the pandemic.

Four patients died at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, including three on October 20 and one on October 21.

East Lancashire Hospitals, which manages Blackburn and Burnley hospitals, recorded one death on October 16 and three deaths of October 20.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital recorded one death on October 19 and three deaths on October 20.

No further fatalities were registered at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which manages Preston and Chorley hospitals, or University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Meanwhile, there are 172,229 cases across the North West as a whole, including Manchester, Liverpool and Cumbria.

There are 34,164 cases in Lancashire, 8359 in Bolton, 5107 in Bury, 5045 in Cheshire East, 4751 in Cheshire West and Chester, 5662 in Cumbria, 2982 in Halton, 5363 in Knowsley, 16354 in Liverpool, 16763 in Manchester, 7406 in Oldham, 6631 in Rochdale, 6677 in Salford, 6835 in Sefton, 4723 in St Helens, 5487 in Stockport, 5526 in Tameside, 4919 in Trafford, 4713 in Warrington, 7917 in Wigan and 6845 in Wirral.

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Across the UK there has so far been 789,229 positive cases.

Of those, England accounts for 687,327 cases with a rate of 1,221.1 per 100,000 people.

In comparison, Scotland has 52,615 cases with a rate of 963.1 per 100,000 people while Northern Ireland has 31,034 cases with a rate of 1,638.8 per 100,000 people.

Wales accounts for 39,491 cases with a rate of 1,252.5 per 100,000 people.

These latest figures come as England's coronavirus death rate has risen for the first time since the peak of the outbreak in April.

This is up from 7.2 per 100,000 in August and is the first increase since April, the ONS said.

The figure is still significantly lower than the peak of the virus in April when it was 623.2 deaths per 100,000 people, the data showed.

The ONS said: “In September 2020, the number of deaths and mortality rate due to Covid-19 remained significantly below levels seen in March 2020 – the first month a Covid-19 death was registered in England and Wales.

“However, the mortality rate due to Covid-19 was significantly higher in England in September 2020 compared with the previous month, August 2020.

“The mortality rate due to Covid-19 also increased in Wales, but this was not significant.

“This is the first increase in the mortality rate for deaths due to Covid-19 from one month to the next since April 2020.”

In Wales the age-standardised mortality rate in September due to Covid-19 was 10.8 per 100,000 people in Wales – 97.8% lower than the rate of 495.1 in April, the ONS said.

Coronavirus did not feature in the 10 leading causes of death in September in England or Wales.

In England Covid-19 was the 19th most common cause of death, and in Wales it was 24th.

Of the 39,827 deaths registered in September in England, 1.7% (690) involved coronavirus, and in Wales the figure was 1.3% of the 2,610 deaths (35).

The ONS analysis included only deaths with an underlying cause of Covid-19, referred to as “due to Covid-19”, which is different from “involving Covid-19”, which includes those where the virus is mentioned anywhere on a death certificate.