Multiple new coronavirus cases were recorded in every area of Cumbria again in the last 24 hours.
Public Health England data released this evening (September 13) shows a further 10 new cases across the county bringing the total to 3,164 since the start of the pandemic.
The data also shows the UK wide total number of cases has increased by 3,330 in the last 24 hours, rising to 368,504.
There were five recorded deaths from people who have tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 28 days.
The UK-wide death toll now stands at 41,628.
No new coronavirus deaths were recorded at hospital trusts operating in Cumbria in today’s figures from the NHS.
The first coronavirus-related death in over a month has been recorded at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. One person died at the trust, which manages both Royal Preston and Chorley hospitals, on September 9 after testing positive for the virus.
It is the first death to be recorded at hospitals within the trust since July 29. Tragically 251 people in total have now died after positive tests at the trust since the beginning of the pandemic. No other deaths were recorded in hospital trusts operating in Lancashire.
Total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus by Cumbria borough:
- Allerdale: 429 ( – ), 438.8 per 100,000
- Barrow-in-Furness: 646 (+6), 963.5 per 100,000
- Carlisle: 824 (+1), 758.2 per 100,000
- Copeland: 380 (+1), 557.3 per 100,000
- Eden: 228 (-), 428.1 per 100,000
- South Lakeland: 657 (+2), 625.2 per 100,000
Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said there is an issue with young people forgetting the rules when asked if the Government could introduce curfews.
He told Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday: “I think that as you’ve seen we’ve been very prepared to move quickly where necessary and where the evidence points us.
“I think there’s an issue about social occasions and social events and particularly young people getting together and enjoying themselves sometimes a bit too much and forgetting the importance of the rules.
“I think it would be idle of me to speculate as to what measures we might have to bring in as we approach the winter.”