Covid cases in Blackburn with Darwen, the local authority with England’s highest infection rate, have peaked, Public Health England figures indicate.
PHE data shows a total of 897 cases in Blackburn with Darwen for the seven days to 10 July, giving the town a rolling rate of 599 cases per 100,000 people.
While this represents a rise from 548.4 the previous week, it is below the 667 figure recorded for the seven days to 7 June – the highest for the area since mid-January.
The seven-day rolling rate has fallen on each successive day since 7 June.
After Blackburn, the local authorities with the highest rates are neighbouring Ribble Valley and Hyndburn with respective rates of 458 and 411 cases per 100,000.