Latest coronavirus infection rates for Cumbria

Barrow-in-Furness is the 33rd worst coronavirus hotspot in the UK, figures show.

The infection rate for the town has passed the 100 mark and figures show that 75 new cases have been recorded in Barrow-in-Furness in the seven days to September 29 – the equivalent of 111.9 cases per 100,000 people.

The town remains on Public Health England’s watchlist as an “area of concern”, with residents across Cumbria being urged to limit their social mixing.

Infection rates have risen in all but one part of Cumbria, with figures showing a slight decrease in the rate in Carlisle.

The figures, for the seven days to September 29, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent three days (September 30-October 2) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

Full list of Cumbria infection rates:

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 29; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 29; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 22; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to September 22.

Barrow-in-Furness 111.9 (75), 70.1 (47)  ↑

Allerdale 31.7 (31), 24.5 (24)  ↑

Copeland 30.8 (21), 27.9 (19)  ↑

South Lakeland 29.5 (31), 27.6 (29)  ↑

Carlisle 28.5 (31), 30.4 (33) ↓

Eden 24.4 (13), 18.8 (10)  ↑

A further 31 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Cumbria over the past 24 hours, figures show.

Barrow-in-Furness has show the biggest rise in cases with 10, followed by South Lakeland with seven.

There were five new cases in Allerdale and Copeland, three in Carlisle and one in Eden.

Elsewhere in the UK, Burnley continues to have the highest rate in England, with 303 new cases recorded in the seven days to September 29 – the equivalent of 340.8 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up sharply from 239.5 per 100,000 in the seven days to September 22.

Manchester has the second highest rate, up from 189.4 to 289.4, with 1,600 new cases.

Liverpool is in third place, where the rate has increased from 239.3 to 287.7, with 1,433 new cases.

Other areas recording sharp increases in their seven-day rates include St Helens (up from 156.2 to 216.5, with 391 new cases); Darlington (up from 48.7 to 109.5, with 117 new cases); and Nottingham (up from 42.7 to 100.6 with 335 new cases).

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