BLACKBURN with Darwen now has 10 confirmed coronavirus cases.

The new figures are released at 2pm covering a 24 hour period, and the borough now has three new cases.

Lancashire has 167 and Blackpool has 10 in total.

A further 209 deaths have also been confirmed in the UK as Public Health England published the new figures.

This is slightly lower than yesterday's figure, which was 260 deaths.

As of 5pm on 28 March 2020, 1,228 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus have died.

As of 9am on 29 March 2020, a total of 127,737 people have been tested, of which 108,215 were confirmed negative and 19,522 were confirmed positive.

The figures continue to rise despite the government's lockdown, which has given police power to fine people £60 if they are outside with no valid reason.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, Dr Jenny Harries said the country is expected to reach a peak number of cases by Easter, which falls on April 12.