An area of East Lancashire has once again recorded the most new cases in Lancashire, according to the latest Public Health England data.

Hyndburn has confirmed 14 new cases of Covid-19, with Blackburn with Darwen just behind on 11.

The rate in Hyndburn at the moment is the second highest in the country at 98.7 per 100,000 people, or 80 cases in the past seven days.

The next highest area in the county is currently Preston, which is at 48.9 and Blackburn with Darwen on 48.1.

The average rate in Lancashire, excluding Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool, is at 28.4. The average for England is currently 23.4

Government data up to April 30 shows that of the 49,834,997 jabs given in the UK so far, 34,505,380 were first doses. Some 15,329,617 were second doses.

Daily cases of Covid confirmed in every Lancashire borough as of Sunday, May 2

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.

Blackburn with Darwen: 18,206 (+11) 12,162 per 100,000

Blackpool: 9,225 (+5) 6,615.5 per 100,000

Burnley: 9,943 (+1) 11,182 per 100,000

Chorley: 7,947 (+8) 6,722.4 per 100,000

Fylde: 4,785 (-) 5,923.5 per 100,000

Hyndburn: 7,982 (+14) 9,849.1 per 100,000

Lancaster: 9,454 (+3) 6,473.7 per 100,000

Pendle: 9,678 (+2) 10,506.8 per 100,000

Preston: 13,900 (+1) 9,711.1 per 100,000

Ribble Valley: 4,589 (+1) 7,536.8 per 100,000

Rossendale: 6,112 (+2) 8,550.4 per 100,000

South Ribble: 8,137 (+1) 7,344.7 per 100,000

West Lancashire: 8,940 (-) 7,821.1 per 100,000

Wyre: 6,663 (+2) 5,944.3 per 100,000

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the UK would “look very carefully” at any request for vaccines from India as the nation struggles to tackle a deadly wave of coronavirus.

The Cabinet minister will meet with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday as he hosts face-to-face meetings with G7 foreign ministers.

A major humanitarian crisis is under way as new variants in part fuel a surge in cases in India, where Covid-19 has claimed at least 215,000 lives.

The UK has sent shipments of oxygen concentrators and ventilators to Delhi, but the nation is in dire need of vaccines despite it being the world’s largest manufacturer of jabs.

Mr Raab said the Government has not had a request for vaccines from Delhi as he was questioned over plans as Britain vaccinates younger and healthier people.

“We’ll always look very carefully at any requests we’ve got,” he told The Andrew Marr Show.

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