The coronavirus infection rate in Blackburn with Darwen has fallen.

According to the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19, in the seven days between July 17 and July 24, the rate fell from 83.9 cases per 100,000 people to 75.2 per 100,000 people, with just 112 new cases recorded across the borough.

The figures are based on tests carried out in laboratories - classed as pillar one of the government's testing programme - and those taken in the wider communities such as the mobile testing sites located at different sites across the county - these are classed as pillar two.

Data for the most recent three days, ie, from July 25 to July 27, has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

The borough is still top of the infection rate list, followed closely by Leicester, where the rate continues to fall and is now down from 82.5 to 61.9, with 220 new cases recorded.

In third place is Oldham, where the rate has jumped from 11.0 to 48.4, with 114 new cases recorded.

However, both Hyndburn and Pendle are sitting fifth and sixth respectively in the table, after the infection rates rose in both local authority areas.

Hyndburn's rate of infection now stands at 39.6 per 100,000 people, up from 26.0 per 100,000, with 32 new cases.

And the rate of infection in Pendle rose from 33.9 per 100,000 to 38.3 per 100,000.

The list is based on Public Health England figures updated on July 27 on the government's coronavirus online dashboard.

In other local authority areas across Lancashire, infection rates have also continued to rise.

The updated figures are as follows:

Burnley 16.9 per 100,000 up from 11.3.

Preston 15.5 up from 8.5.

West Lancashire 13.2 up from 3.5.

Ribble Valley 6.7 up from 0.0.

Blackpool 6.5 up from 3.6.

Chorley 3.4 up from 2.6

Lancaster 2.1 up from 1.4 per 100,000.

The only other areas where rates have fallen or stayed the same are:

Rossendale 5.6 down from 9.9 per 100,000.

Fylde 2.5 down from 11.3.

South Ribble 2.7 per 100,000, which represents no change.