Weekly Covid cases in Cumbria continue to show sharp increase

Covid-19 cases in Cumbria continue to rise, weekly figures revealed.

The number of cases over the past week has increased to nearly 115 cases in Allerdale and more than 90 in Barrow, according to Public Health England.

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Five of Cumbria’s six wards have seen a sharp increase in the number of cases while Copeland’s figures have remained the same.

The figures, for the seven days through September 25, are based on the number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in a rapid or lab-reported lateral flow test, by sample date.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Of the 377 local areas in the UK, 301 (80%) saw their rates increase on a week-over-week basis, 74 (20%) saw a decrease and two are unchanged.

Weekly Covid cases from Cumbria as of September 29

It reads, from left to right: name of the local authority; nation or region of local authority; rate of new cases per 100,000 population in the seven days to September 25; number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days prior to September 25; increase / decrease in cases

Allerdale – 737.0 (721) +114

Barow – 660.9 (441) +92

Carlisle – 518.8 (563) +65

Southern Lakes – 366.0 (384) +65

Eden – 381.4 (205) +55

Copeland – 354.2 (241) +/- 0

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Kenneth T. Shippee

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