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Coronavirus in Cumbria round-up: Monday, October 5

A further 151 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Cumbria, Public Health England figures show.

South Lakeland saw the highest daily rise in cases, with an additional 47 to take the total to 794 since the start of the pandemic.

All areas in Cumbria saw a rise in cases, here are the latest figures:

Allerdale – 534 (+24)

Barrow – 856 (+38)

Carlisle – 927 (+25)

Copeland – 451 (+10)

Eden – 267 (+47)

South Lakeland – 794 (+47)

Yesterday the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust announced one new death, taking the total at the trust to 183.

The fatality recorded on October 2.

The trust has recorded eight new coronavirus deaths in the last week.

According to the latest NHS England figures, the last death recorded by the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust – which runs the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven –

was on September 1.

The total death toll at this trust is 183.

It is important to note that there is often a delay between a death and its announcement.

These new figures, published yesterday, come after new advice from authorities in Cumbria advising everyone in the county to keep gatherings of up to six people to a maximum of two households.

This is an extension of the recommendations brought…

Jacob Colley

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