The North West of England now has 176,185 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the latest Public Health England figures.
In Lancashire alone, a further 843 coronavirus were recorded in the last 24 hours.
Blackburn with Darwen continues to record the biggest increase with another 151 people testing positve.
This was followed by Preston with 96 cases, then Blackpool with 75 cases. Fylde again recorded the lowest rise with 29 new cases.
It takes the overall number of cases in areas managed by Lancashire County Council to 26,979, while there are 2,898 cases in Blackpool and 5,130 cases in Blackburn with Darwen.
There are now 35,007 people who have contracted Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic - but many of these cases will no longer be active.
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 Friday, October 23:
- Blackburn with Darwen: 5,130 (+161), 3,426.9 per 100,000
- Blackpool: 2,898 (+75), 2,078.2 per 100,000
- Burnley: 2,820 (+60), 3,171.4 per 100,000
- Chorley: 2,011 (+51), 1,701.1 per 100,000
- Fylde: 1,332 (+29), 1,648.9 per 100,000
- Hyndburn: 1,995 (+43), 2,461.7 per 100,000
- Lancaster: 2,616 (+36), 1,791.3 per 100,000
- Pendle: 2,739 (+42), 2,973.6 per 100,000
- Preston: 4,163 (+96), 2,908.4 per 100,000
- Ribble Valley: 1,080 (+30), 1,773.7 per 100,000
- Rossendale: 1,696 (+51), 2,372.6 per 100,000
- South Ribble: 1,974 (+63), 1,781.8 per 100,000
- West Lancashire: 2,734 (+60) 2,391.8 per 100,000
- Wyre: 1,814 (+46), 1,622.8 per 100,000
Five more coronavirus deaths were confirmed across Lancashire in the last 24 hours, bringing the county's hospital death toll since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to 1,189.
New figures show two patients with Covid-19 died at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, including one on October 21 and one on October 22.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which manages Preston and Chorley hospitals, recorded two deaths on October 20.
One coronavirus patient died at University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay on October 21.
No further deaths were registered at East Lancashire Hospitals or Southport and Ormskirk Hospital, according to the latest NHS England update.
Meanwhile, there are 176,185 cases across the North West as a whole, including Manchester, Liverpool and Cumbria.
There are 35007 cases in Lancashire, 8559 in Bolton, 5231 in Bury, 5144 in Cheshire East, 4841 in Cheshire West and Chester, 5763 in Cumbria, 3014 in Halton, 5469 in Knowsley, 16653 in Liverpool, 17075 in Manchester, 7638 in Oldham, 6766 in Rochdale, 6854 in Salford, 6968 in Sefton, 4831 in St Helens, 5631 in Stockport, 5682 in Tameside, 5059 in Trafford, 4792 in Warrington, 8195 in Wigan and 7013 in Wirral.
You can enter a postcode below to find out the cases near you.
Across the UK there has so far been 830,998 positive cases.
Of those, England accounts for 704,443 cases with a rate of 1,251.5 per 100,000 people.
In comparison, Scotland has 54,016 cases with a rate of 988.7 per 100,000 people while Northern Ireland has 32,286 cases with a rate of 1,704.9 per 100,000 people.
Wales accounts for 40,253 cases with a rate of 1,276.7 per 100,000 people.
These latest figures come as a scientist has warned that ministers may be forced to close schools to older children if coronavirus cases continue to increase at the current rate.
Professor Neil Ferguson, whose modelling led to the original lockdown in March, said the NHS would soon be unable to cope unless the spread of the disease was stemmed.
He said there were currently 8,000 people in hospital with coronavirus – around a third of the peak earlier this year – and that numbers were continuing to rise.
“It is a worrying situation,” he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
“If the rate of growth continues as it is it means that in a month’s time we will above that peak level in March and that is probably unsustainable.
“We are in a critical time right now. The health system will not be able to cope with this rate of growth for much longer.”
His warning came as South Yorkshire became the latest region to join Lancashire, Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester under the tightest Tier 3 restrictions in England.
Prof Ferguson said it would be another week or two before it became clear whether the stricter measures would have an impact on case numbers.
He said the restrictions on households mixing should have a “significant effect”, but added it may not be enough and further action may be needed.
“If we go beyond that there is a limit to what we can do in terms of reducing contacts, short of starting to target, for instance, the older years in schools and sixth form colleges where we know older teenagers are able to transmit as adults.
“Of course, nobody wants to start moving to virtual education and closing schools even partially. The challenge may be that we are not able to get on top of the transmission otherwise.”
Boris Johnson is determined to avoid schools closing again because of the damaging effect on children’s well-being and education.
However Prof Ferguson said that while there has been a slowdown in infections among 18 to 21-year-olds they were continuing to rise in other age groups.
Ministers have said they hope the latest restrictions in England will slow the disease sufficiently to enable families to spend Christmas together.
Prof Ferguson said the Government would have to assess the balance of risks when it came to deciding whether that was possible.
“It risks some transmission and there will be consequences of that. Some people will die because of getting infected on that day,” he said.
“But if it is only one or two days the impact is likely to be limited. So that is really a political judgment about the cost versus the benefits.”