There have been no new coronavirus cases recorded in Cumbria for the first time in several weeks.
There were also no coronavirus-related deaths registered in the county in the last 24 hours, according to the latest figures released today (August 16).
The total number of cases in Cumbria remains at 2,964.
Carlisle has the most positive tests since the start of the pandemic, followed by South Lakeland then Barrow-in-Furness.
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 16:
- Allerdale: 388 (-), 396.9 cases per 100,000
- Barrow-in-Furness: 604 (-), 900.8 cases per 100,000
- Carlisle: 770 (-), 708.5 cases per 100,000
- Copeland: 364 (-), 533.9 cases per 100,000
- Eden: 213 (-), 400 cases per 100,000
- South Lakeland: 625 (-), 594.7 cases per 100,000
The number of coronavirus patients to die in UK hospitals has risen by four to 34,094, health authorities said this afternoon.
Of these latest fatalities, two were in England and two in Wales.
No deaths were reported in Scotland, while Northern Ireland has yet to release a daily figure.
The figure does not include those who died in other settings, including care homes and private addresses.
Yesterday there were five hospital deaths recorded, while government data revealed 1,012 new infections had been confirmed in 24 hours.
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