Cumbria records single-digit Covid cases rise with two areas unchanged

Cumbria has recorded a single digit rise in new coronavirus cases with two districts remaining unchanged.

A total of eight new infections were confirmed across Allerdale, South Lakeland, Eden and Carlisle in the latest 24-hour period.

Public Health England data released this afternoon (April 20) shows no new cases were registered in Barrow and Copeland.

Allerdale saw the biggest daily increase with just four positive tests.

Cumbria has now recorded a total of 28,125 Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic latest year. However the majority of these are no longer active infections.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 2,524 lab-confirmed cases in the UK. It brings the total to 4,393,307.

A further 33 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 127,307.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 151,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Cumbria’s daily Covid cases by borough as of Tuesday, April 20

The data below includes the total number of cases for each area since the pandemic began. The overall infection rate for each area is not yet available due to an error with the Public Health England dashboard.

Allerdale: 5,049 (+4)

Barrow-in-Furness: 4,263 (-)

Carlisle: 8,205 (+1)

Copeland: 3,140 (-)

Eden: 2,981 (+1)

South Lakeland: 4,487 (+2)

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