COVID LATEST: New Cases On The Decrease Across Cumbria But Another Life Claimed By The Vrius

By Rachael Grealish

New COVID-19 cases are finally on the decrease across Cumbria after the 105 percent increase the previous week.

According to figures released today, Thursday May 27, by Cumbria County Council, were 39 new coronavirus cases in Cumbria by week ending Friday May 21, a five percent decrease from the previous week.

For the second week in a row, South Lakeland had the greatest number of new cases, with 13 new cases.

Barrow-in-Furness replaced Copeland in having the highest rate of new cases (13 new cases per 100k population) however, rates in all Cumbrian districts were well below both the national and regional average rates (23 and 50 new cases per 100k population respectively).

New cases increased from the previous week in Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness and Allerdale, however, numerically these increases were small.

In Copeland and Eden new cases decrease, bu 50 and 80 percent respectively.

New cases increased from the previous week in Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness and Allerdale, however, numerically these increases were small.

The 12-18 age group accounted for the greatest number of new cases in Cumbria, with 11 new cases.

The 12-18 age group also accounted for the greatest rate of new cases in Cumbria (30 new cases per 100k population).

The 50-59 and 70-79 age groups experienced the greatest numerical increases in new cases – both has three additional new cases from the previous week.

Notably, for the fourth week in a row there were no new cases in the 0-4 age group, there were also no new cases in the 5-11 age group.

According to GOV.uk figures there was one COVID-19 related deaths, within 28 days of a positive test, in the Barrow-in-Furness area.

By week ending Tuesday May 25, there were no new patients admitted with COVID-19 Positive status and no patients with COVID-19 in beds in North Cumbria Integrated Care (NCIC).

Both the number of new patients admitted with COVID-19 Positive status and the average number of patients with COVID-19 in beds in University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMB) remained the same as the previous week.

Three quarters, or 75 percent, of all Cumbrian adults have received at least one of their COVID-19 vaccines as of May 20 – so this figure will be greater at the time of publishing this article.

Allerdale has now vaccinated 80 percent of its adult population, with the other Cumbrian boroughs and districts not far behind.

All people over 30 are now eligible to book their vaccine as the rollout ramps up to stay ahead of the B.1.617.2 coronavirus variant, originally discovered in India.

You can book you COVID-19 vaccine here and read the full list of figures here.