Carlisle infections surge and Barrow approaches 100 rate in latest figures

More than 200 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded across Cumbria in the week to September 24, the latest available figures, data showed tonight.

The figure has nearly doubled from the previous week when 109 positive tests were confirmed across all six districts.

The infection rate in Barrow-in-Furness is now fast approaching the 100 mark for the first time after 60 new virus cases in one week.

It stays on the highest government alert category due to a rate of more than 50 cases per 100,000 people.

Carlisle has shown the biggest relative increase with the number of cases jumping five-fold from eight to 48, giving the city an infection rate of 44.2 compared to just 7.4 in the week to September 17.

Allerdale, Copeland and South Lakeland all saw their infection rates rise and they remain on ‘amber alert’ status, while cases in Eden continue to fall and is on ‘green’ status.

Other areas recording sharp increases in their seven-day rates include:

– Newcastle upon Tyne (up from 111.6 to 238.1, with 721 new cases)

– Manchester (up from 140.7 to 207.3, with 1,146 new cases)

– Sunderland (up from 107.3 to 185.8, with 516 new cases)

– Birmingham (up from 96.2 to 145.1, with 1,657 new cases)

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people. Data for the most recent three days (September 26-28) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published on September 28 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Full list of Cumbria’s latest infection rates:

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 25; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 25; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 18; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 18.

Barrow-in-Furness 89.5 (60), 59.7 (40) ↑

Carlisle 44.2 (48), 7.4 (8) ↑

Allerdale 32.7 (32), 18.4 (18) ↑

South Lakeland 31.4 (33), 16.2 (17) ↑

Copeland 30.8 (21), 22.0 (15) ↑

Eden 16.9 (9), 20.7 (11) ↓

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