Daily Cumbria coronavirus figures as one areas sees a rise

The latest Cumbria coronavirus figures have been released by Public Health England.

New data published this afternoon (August 29) shows one more positive test across the county.

Eden’s tally rose by one – the only case to be confirmed in the new figures.

The number of positive Covid-19 cases in Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, and Copeland remain unchanged.

South Lakeland’s tally decreased by one, likely due to a Public Health England reporting error.

It brings Cumbria’s overall total to 3020.

New cases data is now based on people being tested both through ‘Pillar 1’ – in hospitals – and Pillar 2 – drive-through test centres and swabs sent by post.

Total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus by Cumbria borough as of Sunday, August 29:

  • Allerdale: 399 (-), 408.1 per 100,000
  • Barrow-in-Furness: 606 (-), 903.8 per 100,000
  • Carlisle797 (-), 733.4 per 100,000
  • Copeland: 371 (-), 565 per 100,000
  • Eden: 216 (+1), 405.6 per 100,000
  • South Lakeland: 631 (-1), 600.4 per 100,000

No further deaths were recorded in Cumbria’s hospitals.

The region’s hospital death toll now stands at 400, latest NHS daily figures show.

Cumbria’s last death was confirmed yesterday (August 28), with one COVID-19 death was reported at the North Cumbria Integrated Care Foundation Trust.

The trust runs Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, as well as Keswick Hospital, Penrith Hospital, and Cockermouth Community Hospital.

The patient died on August 26. No further details have been released.

A further six people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,547. 

The patients were between 52 years-old and 91 years-old. All bar one individual (aged 85) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 23 June to 28 August 2020, with the majority on or after 27 August.

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