The UK has recorded a further 7,143 confirmed coronavirus cases over the last 24-hours, which is the highest since the start of the outbreak.
The death toll had a further 71, which is the highest since the 1 July.
However, scientists have previously warned that describing the daily figure as a record could be “misleading,” as it was not clear as to how many people were actually infected during the first wave, as there was a lack of community testing at the time.
Public health officials have said that more than 110 people are in Lancashire’s hospitals with the virus, and 20 of those are in intensive care.
Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, director of public health for Lancashire County Council said, “There are rumours that people aren’t getting ill, that hospital admissions are low.
“From someone who has been working on this from the beginning and speaks to frontline workers in our NHS every day, this is far from the truth.
“We are starting to see hospitalisations rise and unfortunately, with this, excess deaths will be inevitable, especially as we enter the difficult winter period.”
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK as of 9am on Tuesday, now stands at 446,156.
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