Three Cumbria districts record new covid cases as total rises to 3,045

Three areas of Cumbria have recorded new confirmed coronavirus cases.

Public Health England data published this afternoon shows five more positive tests across the county in the last 24 hours.

Allerdale and South Lakeland both recorded two new cases while Barrow-in-Furness’ tally rose by one.

No new cases were announced in Carlisle, Copeland or Eden.

It brings Cumbria’s overall total to cases since the start of the pandemic.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the county now stands at 3,045.

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, September 2:

  • Allerdale: 409 (+2), 418.4 per 100,000
  • Barrow-in-Furness: 607 (+1), 905.3 per 100,000
  • Carlisle: 805 (-), 740.7 per 100,000
  • Copeland: 373 (-), 547.1 per 100,000
  • Eden: 218 (-), 409.4 per 100,000
  • South Lakeland: 633 (+2), 602.4 per 100,000

No new deaths were recorded at hospital trusts operating in Cumbria in today’s figures from the NHS.

The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased by ten, as Scotland reports a fatality for the first time in a week.

NHS England reported seven deaths, Scotland one, and Northern Ireland confirmed two new fatalities. Wales reported no new deaths in the past 24 hours.

On recent Wednesdays, the hospital death toll has increased by 12 on August 26, 16 on August 19, 11 on August 12, 15 on August 5, 19 on July 29 and 11 on July 22.

August 12 was the lowest increase on a Wednesday since the lockdown was imposed. The highest total on a Wednesday was 936 on April 8 when the UK was in the peak of its outbreak.

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