Lancashire has seen a further 832 cases of coronavirus recorded in the latest 24 hour testing window, with the county now home to the two worst Covid-19 infection rates in all of England.

New data from Public Health England released on Monday evening (October 26) has revealed that 200 of these new cases were recorded in Blackburn with Darwen.

Blackpool recorded 105 new cases while Preston saw infections rise by 104.

It means that since the pandemic hit Lancashire, there have been 38,002 historic cases of Covid-19 in the county.

The data below includes the total number of cases and overall infection rate for each Lancashire borough 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 Monday, October 26:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 5,590 (+200), 3,600.6 per 100,000

  • Blackpool: 3,192 (+105), 2,289.1 per 100,000
  • Burnley: 2,966 (+43), 3,335.6 per 100,000
  • Chorley: 2,198 (+55), 1,859.3 per 100,000
  • Fylde: 1,454 (+49), 1,800 per 100,000
  • Hyndburn: 2,178 (+61), 2,687.5 per 100,000
  • Lancaster: 2,845 (+82), 1,948.1 per 100,000
  • Pendle: 2,911 (+55), 3,160.3 per 100,000
  • Preston: 4,466 (+104), 3,120.1 per 100,000
  • Ribble Valley: 1,197 (+42), 1,965.9 per 100,000
  • Rossendale: 1,909 (+57), 2,670.6 per 100,000
  • South Ribble: 2,164 (+57), 1,953.3 per 100,000
  • West Lancashire: 2,918 (+63) 2,552.8 per 100,000
  • Wyre: 2,014 (+59), 1,796.8 per 100,000

Meanwhile, Monday saw a further 14 people with Covid-19 die in Lancashire.

NHS England data revealed that half of these (seven) took place at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Four fatalities occurred at University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, with three deaths at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. There were no new deaths at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Across the North West's hospitals, 29 people with the virus lost their lives. A total of 103 people died in all of the United Kingdom's hospitals. Patients were aged between 44 and 95 years old and all had known underlying health conditions, NHS England said.

Total coronavirus deaths across Lancashire's five NHS hospital trusts as of Monday, October 26:

A total of 1,131 cases were recorded in Blackburn with Darwen in the seven days to October 22 - the equivalent of 755.5 cases per 100,000 people.

This was up sharply from 515.0 over the previous seven days to October 15.

Rossendale recorded 467 new cases in the week to October 22, giving the borough an infection rate of 653.3. This is up from a rate of 472.8 the previous week when 338 people tested positive for the virus.

Across Lancashire, 10 out of the 14 boroughs now have infection rates above 400, with the remaining four boroughs of Chorley, Lancaster, Wyre and Fylde in the 300 range. The rates are rising in every borough, except Burnley and West Lancashire.

General views of Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire

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 22; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to October 22; rate of new cases in the seven days to October 15; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to October 15.

  • Blackburn with Darwen - 755.5 (1131), 515.0 (771) ↑
  • Rossendale - 653.3 (467), 472.8 (338) ↑
  • Ribble Valley - 512.4 (312), 349.8 (213) ↑
  • Hyndburn - 494.8 (401), 339.3 (275) ↑
  • Pendle - 488.5 (450), 459.2 (423) ↑
  • Blackpool - 481.9 (672), 365.0 (509) ↑
  • Preston - 476.5 (682), 392.6 (562) ↑
  • Burnley - 471.2 (419), 543.2 (483) ↓
  • West Lancashire - 454.9 (520), 455.8 (521) ↓
  • South Ribble - 428.7 (475), 324.9 (360) ↑
  • Chorley - 386.6 (457), 264.8 (313) ↑
  • Lancaster - 382.8 (559), 360.9 (527) ↑
  • Wyre - 372.9 (418), 289.1 (324) ↑
  • Fylde - 352.8 (285), 260.0 (210) ↑