Cumbria’s new Covid cases as three areas report zero new infections

The number of new Covid cases across Cumbria is continuing to drop, with six new infections reported in the past 24 hours.

The latest testing data released by Public Health England this evening (April 4) reveals cases have risen the most in Barrow, where four cases have been reported.

Three areas, Carlisle, Allerdale and Eden have no reported no new cases.

Cumbria has now seen 27,984 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the very beginning of the pandemic.

Number of daily confirmed Covid cases by Cumbria borough as of Sunday, April 4

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: 5,025 (-), 5,140.1 per 100,000

Barrow-in-Furness: 4,236 (+4), 6,317.8 per 100,000

Carlisle: 8,200 (-), 7,545.2 per 100,000

Copeland: 3,115 (1), 4,568.6 per 100,000

Eden: 2,974 (-) 5,584.7 per 100,000

South Lakeland: 4,457 (1) 4,241.2 per 100,000

The IT company helping the UK Government with a possible Covid-19 passport app has said its technology is “an efficient, secure and scalable solution” that will support the safe reopening of society.

Netcompany has already confirmed its digital Corona passport app will be used in Denmark and is expected to be ready in May.

The UK Government is working on the development of a “Covid status certification” scheme, the so-called vaccine passport, and a Whitehall source said Netcompany is “helping with the technical architecture of a possible app”.

Netcompany was awarded a year-long contract in November worth £3,107,200 for “Alpha, Beta and Live Support services to NHS Test and Trace”, according to the Government website.

The firm’s website says: “Netcompany’s digital Corona passport is an efficient, secure and scalable solution that supports a safe reopening of societies and businesses, granting citizens access to the workplace, business – and holiday travels, healthcare institutions and cultural institutions.

“In addition, the solution can support a more responsible return of private gatherings, weddings etc.”

Lancs Live – Cumbria