Cumbria’s new Covid cases as all six areas record rise

Coronavirus cases have been recorded in every Cumbria district as the county’s tally rose by 21.

It comes after several days where some districts recorded zero new infections.

Allerdale recorded the biggest spike, up from one case yesterday to 10 today.

The latest Public Health England data shows that Carlisle recorded the smallest daily increase with one positive test.

Cumbria’s confirmed Covid-19 case total now stands at 27,580.

Number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Cumbria borough as of Tuesday, March 9

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: 4,902 (+10), 5,014.3 per 100,000
  • Barrow-in-Furness: 4,156 (+3), 6,198.5 per 100,000
  • Carlisle: 8,123 (+1), 7,474.4 per 100,000
  • Copeland: 3,054 (+3), 4,479.1 per 100,000
  • Eden: 2,943 (+2) 5,526.4 per 100,000
  • South Lakeland: 4,402 (+2) 4,188.9 per 100,000

The Government later said a further 231 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 124,797.

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 146,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 5,766 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,228,998.

Government data up to March 8 shows that of the 23,773,959 jabs given in the UK so far, 22,592,528 were first doses – a rise of 215,273 on the previous day.

Some 1,181,431 were second doses, an increase of 38,788.

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