Cumbria’s new Covid cases as three boroughs see tiny increases

There have been 53 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 across Cumbria’s six boroughs.

Testing data released this afternoon (November 28) by Public Health England reveals that Carlisle recorded the largest increase with 15 new cases of the virus.

The city borough has the highest infection rate in all of Cumbria.

Cumbria’s case total since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 10,157.

There were very low increases in three council areas, with Eden seeing just three new cases of the virus. There were four in Barrow-in-Furness and six in Copeland.

It will come as positive news after Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the whole of Cumbria will enter Tier 2 restrictions from December 2.

The new 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.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus by Cumbria borough as of Saturday, November 28, with latest daily increase in brackets

View of Barrow and the Submarine docks from the town cemetery
(Image: DAILY MIRROR)

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: 1,420 (+13), 1,452.5 per 100,000
  • Barrow-in-Furness: 1,959 (+4), 2,921.7 per 100,000
  • Carlisle: 2,617 (+15), 2,408 per 100,000
  • Copeland: 1,170 (+6), 1,716 per 100,000
  • Eden: 904 (+3) 1,697.6 per 100,000
  • South Lakeland: 2,087 (+12) 1,986 per 100,000

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