A further 11 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the last 24 hours in Cumbria, according to new official figures released today (September 4).
Five out of six districts have seen a rise in cases, bringing the number of positive tests across the county to 3,063.
Carlisle and South Lakeland saw the biggest rise with three new positive tests each while the tally in Barrow-in-Furness and Eden both rose by two.
Allerdale recorded one new case while there was no change in Copeland.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in the county now stands at 3,063.
New cases data is now based on people being tested both through ‘Pillar 1’ – in hospitals – and Pillar 2 – drive-through test centres and swabs sent by post.
Total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus by Cumbria borough as of Friday, September 4:
- Allerdale: 411 (+1), 420.4 per 100,000
- Barrow-in-Furness: 612 (+2), 912.8 per 100,000
- Carlisle: 808 (+3), 743.5 per 100,000
- Copeland: 374 (-), 548.5 per 100,000
- Eden: 221 (+2), 415 per 100,000
- South Lakeland: 636 (+3), 605.2 per 100,000
No new coronavirus deaths were recorded at hospital trusts operating in Cumbria in today’s figures from the NHS.
The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased by 12, with all but one of the deaths occurring in England.
England reported 11 new deaths on Friday and Northern Ireland recorded one.
There were no new deaths in Scotland and Wales. Scotland reported an additional 159 confirmed cases as it grappled with local outbreaks.
On recent Fridays, the number of deaths announced were 10 on August 28, five on August 21, nine on August 14, 17 on August 7 and 13 on July 31.
The latest figures came as the coronavirus R rate could still be above one – meaning not under control and spreading – and a new study suggests the rate of new infections in private households in England “remains unchanged”.
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