Blackburn, Preston, South Ribble, Hyndburn, Burnley, Ribble Valley and Rossendale breach WHO 5% threshold for positive Covid tests ahead of planned 21 June lockdown end date
New data has revealed which Lancashire areas have a positivity rate of more than 5% - in the week to 2 June.
Last year the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that at least two weeks before any restrictions are eased, governments should ensure the proportion of coronavirus tests coming back positive remained below 5%.
The threshold is the maximum limit at which point a pandemic would be considered out of control, although positivity rates would ideally be far lower.
That means at least 5% of people tested that week returned at least one positive result, with any duplicates removed, with just under two weeks to go until the government's planned end to England’s lockdown on 21 June.
This is the latest for each area of Lancashire as rates continue to rise (listed from highest to lowest rate):