The Cumbria neighbourhoods with infection rates higher than 300

There are 11 local neighbourhood areas in Cumbria with infection rates higher than 300 new cases per 100,000 people – with the highest peaking at almost double that.

Using mapped Public Health England data over the seven days to Wednesday, November 4, the current worst area in the county is Workington West in the Allerdale borough, with an infection rate of 573.4 new cases per 100,000 people.

In real terms, this is an staggering increase of 455.6% on the previous week of testing data from PHE, with cases increase by 50.

Penrith Central & West in the Eden borough saw its rate increase by 50% to 519, with 39 further people testing positive for Covid-19.

Parton & Distington, to the immediate north of Whitehaven in the Copeland borough, saw its rate increase dramatically by 242.9% to 461.6.

This was after 24 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed by PHE.

The localised data is mapped using using Middle layer Super Output Areas; hyper local areas with an average population of 7,200 people.

Workington Harbour

Using coronavirus testing data from Public Health England, cases of the virus have been mapped using these hyper local areas to document infection rates on a neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood level.

Barrow-in-Furness and Carlisle, which prior to national lockdown had been under local restrictions, accounted for four of the worst 11 areas in Cumbria, with the Denton Holme & Harraby Green area of Carlisle faring the worst.

Its infection rate rose by 77.3% to 410.4, with 39 new cases across the week.

Hawkshead & Cartmel Fell in South Lakeland saw its rate rise by 214.3% to 411.8, with 22 new cases.

Local Cumbria neighbourhoods with infection rates higher than 300 in the week to November 4:

  • Workington West (Allerdale) – 573.4 (50 new cases, up 455.6%)

  • Penrith Central & West (Eden) – 519 (39 new cases, up 50%)

  • Parton & Distington (Copeland) – 461.6 (24 new cases, up 242.9%)

  • Millom & Duddon Valley (Copeland) – 448.1 (44 new cases, up 83.3%)

  • Hawkshead & Cartmel Fell (South Lakeland) – 411.8 (22 new cases, up 214.3%)

  • Denton Holme & Harraby Green (Carlisle) – 410.4 (39 new cases, up 77.3%)

  • Central Carlisle (Carlisle) – 365.6 (30 new cases, up 76.5%)

  • Whitehaven Harbour & Corkickle (Copeland) – 340 (18 new cases, up 50%)

  • Hawcoat & Furness Abbey (Barrow-in-Furness) – 318.7 (24 new cases, no change in rate)

  • Ulverston (South Lakeland) – 307.3 (25 new cases, up 19%)

  • Longsowerby & Caldewgate (Carlisle) – 304 (22 new cases, down 21.4%)

It comes as Cumbria’s total Covid-19 death toll now sits at 457 after six new deaths were confirmed across the county’s hospital trusts.

Five of the fatalities occurred at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, bringing its death toll to 252.

The trust manages Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in-Furness and Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal, as well as Royal Lancaster Infirmary in Lancashire.

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust recorded one further fatality, bringing its death toll to 198. No deaths were recorded at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, which hasn’t recorded a Covid-related death since April 26.

Lancs Live – Cumbria