A further eight people have tested positive for coronavirus across Cumbria.
The data released this afternoon (August 15) by Public Health England shows Allerdale recorded the biggest increase with five new positive tests.
Eden and Copeland recorded two and one respectfully while there were no changes in Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle and South Lakeland.
It brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the county to 2,964.
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.
On both Tuesday and Thursday this week, data on new cases was not released due to what the Government described as ‘technical difficulties’.
Total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus by Cumbria borough as of Saturday, August 15:
- Allerdale: 388 (+5), 396.9 cases per 100,000
- Barrow-in-Furness: 604 (-), 900.8 cases per 100,000
- Carlisle: 770 (-), 708.5 cases per 100,000
- Copeland: 364 (+1), 533.9 cases per 100,000
- Eden: 213 (+2), 400 cases per 100,000
- South Lakeland: 625 (-), 594.7 cases per 100,000
No new coronavirus deaths have been reported at Cumbria’s hospitals today.
The UK’s coronavirus hospital death count has increased by five, in the lowest Saturday rise during lockdown.
England has recorded four deaths, all aged between 66 and 88, with one in Wales and none in Scotland.
Northern Ireland has not yet released figures for the past day.
The UK has now suffered a total of 34,081 Covid-19 hospital fatalities.
Yesterday the number of hospital deaths in the country went up by 13.
It comes after lockdown restrictions were eased in most areas of England today, allowing casinos and theatres to reopen and weddings with up to 30 guests to go ahead.
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