Cumbria cases as Carlisle records over 100 cases in 24 hours again

There have been 329 new cases of Covid confirmed in Cumbria in the last 24 hours, according to new data from Public Health England.

As with the past few days, a large number of these cases were in Carlisle. 133 more cases have now been recorded.

There have been 1,787 cases of Covid confirmed in the county in the past seven days.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 15,356 cases confirmed across the county.

Number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Cumbria borough as of Sunday, January 3

The data below includes the total number of cases and overall infection rate for each area since the pandemic began. Many of these cases will no longer be active.

  • Allerdale: 2,291 (+56), 2,343.5 per 100,000
  • Barrow-in-Furness: 2,476 (+42), 3,692.8 per 100,000
  • Carlisle: 4,406 (+133), 4,054.2 per 100,000
  • Copeland: 1,478 (+30), 2,167.7 per 100,000
  • Eden: 1,750 (+36) 3,286.2 per 100,000
  • South Lakeland: 2,955 (+32) 2,811.9 per 100,000

Boris Johnson has said parents should send primary-age children back to schools that are open this week, as he hinted at tougher coronavirus measures for England.

The Prime Minister said he has “no doubt” that classrooms are safe and that the risk to young people was “very, very small” amid calls from teaching unions to close all schools for the next two weeks.

Referring to the tiers system, Mr Johnson said that coronavirus restrictions in England are “probably about to get tougher” due to rising infection rates.

Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning, the Prime Minister said: “Schools are safe. It is very, very important to stress that.

“I would advise all parents thinking about want to do, look at where your area is, overwhelmingly you’ll be in a part of the country where primary schools tomorrow will be open.”

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson signalled that despite vaccines “coming down the track in their tens of millions”, regional restrictions in England were likely to get tougher.

“What we are doing now is using the tiering system, which is a very tough system… and, alas, probably about to get tougher to keep things under control,” he said.

Lancs Live – Cumbria