Cumbria cases continue to drop as schools prepare for return

There have been 23 new cases of coronavirus recorded across Cumbria in the last 24 hours, according to official new data.

This is down on the 26 announced yesterday and the 61 recorded last Friday.

All six districts again confirmed a single-figure increase in positive tests for the virus.

Eden had the lowest rise with one case and Barrow the highest with seven cases.

Public Health England released today’s figures more than four hours later than normal due to a processing problem.

Cumbria has now recorded a total of 27,511 cases since the start of the pandemic, however most of these cases are no longer active infections.

The continued fall is encouraging ahead of the return of school children to in-classroom learning on Monday (March 8).

Number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Cumbria borough as of Friday, March 5

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: 4,875 (+6), 4,986.7 per 100,000
  • Barrow-in-Furness: 4,145 (+7), 6,182 per 100,000
  • Carlisle: 8,115 (+3), 7,467 per 100,000
  • Copeland: 3,042 (+4), 4,461.5 per 100,000
  • Eden: 2,941 (+1) 5,522.7 per 100,000
  • South Lakeland: 4,393 (+2) 4,180.3 per 100,000

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