No new Covid cases recorded in five of Cumbria’s six districts

Five of Cumbria’s six districts have recorded no new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

New data published by Public Health England this afternoon (August 19) shows that only Carlisle saw an increase since Tuesday.

And even then, just two new cases of the virus were confirmed in the 24 hour window.

There was no increase in Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Copeland, South Lakeland and Eden.

The total number of cases in Cumbria now stands at 2,982.

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 Wednesday, August 19:

  • Allerdale: 392 (-), 401 cases per 100,000
  • Barrow-in-Furness: 604 (-), 900.8 cases per 100,000
  • Carlisle: 782 (+2), 719.6 cases per 100,000
  • Copeland: 365 (-), 535.3 cases per 100,000
  • Eden: 213 (-), 400 cases per 100,000
  • South Lakeland: 626 (-), 595.7 cases per 100,000

Cumbria has today also recorded no new coronavirus-related deaths.

But that wasn’t the case south of the border, with new data released by NHS England showing three further deaths in east Lancashire.

All three deaths were recorded at the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, with them taking place last weekend.

Two people lost their lives on Saturday, August 15, with one person passing away on Sunday, August 16.

Lancs Live – Cumbria