Cumbria’s latest Covid case increases area by area

Just 13 people have tested positive for Covid-19 across Cumbria in the most recent 24 hour testing window.

According to data released this afternoon (March 17) by Public Health England, infections were very low across the county, with Copeland recording no new active cases.

There was just one new case confirmed in Eden, with two picked up in Carlisle.

Three people caught the virus in both Allerdale and South Lakeland.

Barrow-in-Furness saw four new cases picked up through PHE testing.

Cumbria has now recorded a total of 27,742 cases since the start of the pandemic.

The vast majority of these are no longer active infections.

Covid-19 case data includes people being tested both through ‘Pillar 1’ – which is in hospitals – and Pillar 2 – which is drive-through test centres and swabs sent by post.

Number of daily confirmed Covid-19 cases by Cumbria borough as of Wednesday, March 17

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: 4,950 (+3), 5,063.4 per 100,000

Barrow-in-Furness: 4,183 (+4), 6,238.7 per 100,000

Carlisle: 8,153 (+2), 7,503.8 per 100,000

Copeland: 3,073 (-), 4,507 per 100,000

Eden: 2,957 (+1) 5,552.7 per 100,000

South Lakeland: 4,421 (+3) 4,207 per 100,000

The Government has confirmed a further 141 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of today, bringing the UK total to 125,831.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 148,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 5,758 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,274,579.

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