The Cumbria neighbourhoods where Covid transmission is still an issue

There are currently more than half a dozen Cumbria neighbourhood areas where transmission of Covid-19 remains an issue.

Overall, the county is doing extremely well in its current fight against Covid-19.

In the latest week of testing data from Public Health England, ending April 3, infection rates are ‘suppressed’ across all but seven Cumbria hyper-local areas.

This is where transmission of Covid-19 across the week was between zero and two new cases, with transmission so low that infection rates cannot be accurately published.

Every local neighbourhood area across Cumbria is split up using Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) data, breaking council areas down into smaller areas.

This is to give a picture of where cases are rising on a neighbourhood by neighbourhood basis.

Each area has an average population of around 7,200 people to present an equal picture across every area in the country.

There are just seven neighbourhood areas in Cumbria where Covid-19 infection rates can be published.

These span Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakeland, and Copeland.

The Carlisle and Eden districts have completely suppressed infection rates on a localised level.

For context, the current average infection rate in England is 37.3 new cases per 100,000 people.

Cumbria neighbourhoods with the worst infection rates in the county in the week ending Saturday, April 3

– Keswick & Derwent Valley (Allerdale): 104.3, up 250%

– Walney Island North (Barrow-in-Furness): 74.2, up 150%

– Barrow Central (Barrow-in-Furness): 60.7, up 100%

– Swarthmoor & Low Furness (South Lakeland): 51.8, up 100%

– Mirehouse, Kells & Woodhouse (Copeland): 50.8, down 61.5%

– Workington West (Allerdale): 45.9, up 33.3%

– West Cockermouth & Great Broughton (Allerdale): 37.0, up 50%

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