Three of Cumbria’s six districts have recorded new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
New data published by Public Health England this afternoon (August 20) shows that Barrow-in-Furness recorded the most with two cases while Eden and South Lakeland both rose by one.
There was no change in Allerdale, Carlisle and Copeland.
The total number of cases in Cumbria now stands at 2,986.
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 Wednesday, August 19:
- Allerdale: 392 (-), 401 cases per 100,000
- Barrow-in-Furness: 606 (+2), 903.8 cases per 100,000
- Carlisle: 782 (-), 719.6 cases per 100,000
- Copeland: 365 (-), 535.3 cases per 100,000
- Eden: 214 (+1), 401.9 cases per 100,000
- South Lakeland: 627 (+1), 596.6 cases per 100,000
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The new case numbers come after no further deaths have been reported at Cumbria’s hospitals today.
The UK’s coronavirus hospital death count has increased by five, with Scotland recording a spike in cases.
England has recorded five new fatalities, although there have not been any in Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland over the past day.
NHS England said the five patients were aged between 33 and 86 years old and all except the 33 year-old had underlying conditions.
It is the lowest Thursday rise in hospital deaths since lockdown was announced in March.
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