By Rachael Grealish
New COVID-19 cases are on the rise again as all but one district has an increase, the latest figures show.
According to statistics released today, Thursday June 10, by week ending Friday June 4 there were 77 new cases in Cumbria – an increase of 36, or 88 percent, from 41 cases in the previous week.
Eden had the greatest number of new cases (+19 new cases) and the north Cumbrian district also had by far the highest rate of new cases (36 new cases per 100k population).
However, rates in all Cumbrian districts remained well below both the national and regional average rates (48 and 133 new cases per 100k population respectively).
Eden actually experienced the biggest weekly increase in new cases both numerically and proportionally.
New cases increased from the previous week in all Cumbrian districts except Carlisle, which had a 33 percent decrease in new cases.
It was the 19-24 age group accounted for the greatest number of new cases in Cumbria (19 new cases) and this age group also accounted for the greatest rate of new cases in Cumbria (68 new cases per 100k population).
The 30-39 age group experienced the greatest numerical increase in new cases (12 more new cases than seen in the previous week).
Also, once again, according to GOV.uk figures there were no COVID-19 related deaths, within 28 days of a positive test, in the week ending Wednesday June 9.
By week ending Tuesday June 8 the number of new patients admitted with COVID-19 Positive status and the average number of patients with COVID-19 in beds in North Cumbria Integrated Care (NCIC) increased from the previous week, however, this increase was extremely small.
There were no new patients admitted with COVID-19 Positive status in University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMB) and the average number of patients with COVID-19 in beds in UHMB decreased from the previous week.
According to the latest figures over 80 percent of Cumbrian adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Allerdale, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland have all vaccinated at least 80 percent of their adult population, with the other districts not far behind.
It was announced this week people age 25-29 are now eligible to book their vaccine and last week the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in children age 12-15.
View a full list of the latest figures here.