Cumbria has recorded fewer than 170 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

It is the lowest daily rise announced by Public Health England since the start of national lockdown earlier this month and continues the trend of falling infection rates overall across the whole county.

The 167 new positive tests is down on the 304 cases recorded last Monday and the 300-plus on January 11.

The latest figures, released this evening (January 25), show Cumbria recorded the biggest daily increase with 57 positive tests, followed by Allerdale with 42.

The lowest was Copeland with 14 cases, while both Eden and South Lakeland recorded 18.

It brings the total number of cases across all six Cumbria districts since the start of the pandemic to 23,646.

Number of daily confirmed cases of coronavirus by Cumbria borough as of Monday, January 25

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: 3,899 (+42), 3,988.3 per 100,000
  • Barrow-in-Furness: 3,507 (+18), 5,230.5 per 100,000
  • Carlisle: 7,265 (+57), 6,684.9 per 100,000
  • Copeland: 2,444 (+14), 3,584.5 per 100,000
  • Eden: 2,587 (+18) 4,857.9 per 100,000
  • South Lakeland: 3,944 (+18) 3,753 per 100,000

The Government said a further 592 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Monday, bringing the UK total to 98,531.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 115,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am on Monday, there had been a further 22,195 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

Government data up to January 24 shows of the 7,044,048 jabs given in the UK so far, 6,573,570 were first doses – a rise of 220,249 on the previous day’s figures.

Some 470,478 were second doses, an increase of 818 on figures released the previous day.

The seven-day rolling average of first doses given in the UK is now 358,724.

Based on the latest figures, an average of 401,259 first doses of vaccine would be needed each day in order to meet the Government’s target of 15 million first doses by February 15.

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