Another 46 coronavirus cases have been recorded across Cumbria with spikes in two districts.

New data released by Public Health England this evening - more than three hours later than normal due to a Government processing error - showed that four areas recorded single figure increases.

Allerdale recorded the biggest daily increase with 14 cases. This is double the seven announced yesterday.

Copeland's tally rose by 12 cases compared to the three confirmed on Tuesday.

Eden recorded the smallest rise in the last 24 hours with three cases.

Cumbria has now recorded a total of 27,462 cases since the start of the pandemic, however most of these cases are no longer active infections.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 6,385 lab-confirmed cases in the UK. It brings the total to 4,194,785.

Number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Cumbria borough as of Wednesday, March 3

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: 4,864 (+14), 4,975.4 per 100,000
  • Barrow-in-Furness: 4,131 (+5), 6,161.2 per 100,000
  • Carlisle: 8,109 (+8), 7,461.5 per 100,000
  • Copeland: 3,034 (+12), 4,449.8 per 100,000
  • Eden: 2,941 (+3) 5,522.7 per 100,000
  • South Lakeland: 4,383 (+4) 4,170.8 per 100,000

A further 315 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday.

Government data up to March 2 shows that of the 21,599,027 jabs given in the UK so far, 20,703,615 were first doses – a rise of 224,996 on the previous day.

Some 895,412 were second doses, an increase of 51,314 on figures released the previous day.

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