Cumbria has recorded fewer than 30 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

New data released this evening showed that five districts recorded single figure increases in positive tests.

South Lakeland recorded the biggest increase with eight new cases.

Eden's tally reduced by one, most likely due to a Public Health England recording error.

The 26 new cases since yesterday brings Cumbria's total to 27,488 cases since the start of the pandemic, however most of these cases are no longer active infections.

Number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Cumbria borough as of Thursday, March 4

The data below includes the total number of cases and overall infection rate for each area since the pandemic began. Many of these cases will no longer be active.

  • Allerdale: 4,869 (+5), 4,980.5 per 100,000
  • Barrow-in-Furness: 4,138 (+7), 6,171.6 per 100,000
  • Carlisle: 8,112 (+3), 7,464.3 per 100,000
  • Copeland: 3,038 (+4), 4,455.7 per 100,000
  • Eden: 2,940 (-1) 5,520.8 per 100,000
  • South Lakeland: 4,391 (+8) 4,178.4 per 100,000

The Government said that, as of 9am on Thursday, there had been a further 6,573 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,201,358.

A further 242 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 124,025.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have been 145,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

Government data up to March 3 also shows that of the 21,946,433 jabs given in the UK so far, 20,982,571 were first doses – a rise of 278,9566 on the previous day.

Some 963,862 were second doses, an increase of 68,450.

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