No coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in Lancashire for the first time in a week.

Daily figures from the NHS show that nobody who tested positive for coronavirus had passed away at NHS hospitals.

The last time time there were no deaths in the county was on 15 June.

After two deaths yesterday, the toll in Lancashire's hospitals stands at 975.

Of the deaths announced on Tuesday, one was registered by the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust.

A total of 199 people have died in Blackburn and Burnley's hospitals so far after a diagnosis of COVID-19.

The other death occurred within facilities operated by the Southport and Ormskirk NHS Foundation Trust, which now has a total death toll of 146.

In the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust doctors and nurses have treated 166 patients who have passed away following a diagnosis with the virus.

Meanwhile staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals have treated 235 patients within their units who died after contracting the virus however the trust has reported no new deaths in the last three days.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, which hasn't registered a death in 48 hours, has confirmed 229 fatalities within its units.

Across the North West as a whole, 4,606 hospital deaths have been registered.