COVID LATEST: New Cases Across Cumbria Remain Low

By Rachael Grealish

New COVID-19 cases increased in the last week, however, by only one, the latest figures show.

According to statistics released today, Thursday June 3, there were 40 new cases in Cumbria, an increase of one, or three percent, from 39 cases in the previous week, by week ending Friday May 28.

Allerdale and Carlisle had the joint greatest numbers of new cases – both with nine new cases.

New cases also increased in Copeland, however, numerically these increases were small.

Copeland had the highest rate of new cases (12 new cases per 100k population), however, rates in all Cumbrian districts were well below both the national and regional average rates (31 and 79 new cases per 100k population respectively).

The 19-24 age group accounted for the greatest number of new cases in Cumbria with eight new cases.

The 19-24 age group also accounted for the greatest rate of new cases in Cumbria (29 new cases per 100k population).

The 5-11 age group experienced the greatest numerical increase in new cases – up from 0 cases in week 20 to 5 new cases in the last week.

Notably, for the fifth week in a row there were no new cases in the 0-4 age group, there were also no new cases in the 80+ age group.

According to figures there were no COVID-19 related deaths, within 28 days of a positive test, in the week ending Wednesday June 2.

This is down from the one life lost to the virus in Barrow-in-Furness, the week prior.

Pressure on NHS hospitals alleviated again, slightly, this week as 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).

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

The average number of patients with COVID-19 in beds in UHMB decreased from the previous week.

According to the figures almost 80 percent of Cumbrian adults have had their first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine.

Both Copeland and Allerdale have vaccinated over 80 percent of their adult population, with the other districts not far behind.

The situation in care homes remains stable with very low numbers of current outbreaks.

The full list of statistics can be viewed here.