By Rachael Grealish
New COVID cases have decreased again in Cumbria, for the second week in a row.
According to statistics released today, Thursday October 11, there were 2,085 new cases in Cumbria.
This is a decrease of 224, or 10 percent, from 2,309 new cases in the previous week – also making it the second consecutive week in a decreasing number of new cases.
In Copeland there were 435 positive new cases meaning the borough had the greatest number of new cases for the second week in a row.
However, new cases decreased from the previous week in all districts except Eden where new cases increased by seven percent.
Once again it was school aged children which accounted for the greatest rate of new cases.
The 12-18 and 5-11 age groups had rates of 826 and 781 new cases per 100k population respectively.
But as for the greatest number of new cases it was the 40-49 age group which topped the table for the second week in a with 359 new cases.
Overall, new cases decreased from the previous week in all age groups except the 0-4 age group which had an increase of 16, or a 36 percent increase, from the previous week.
Unfortunately, a further eight people lost their lives to the virus – within 28 days of a positive test- across Cumbria.
As for pressure on the NHS, the number of new patients admitted with COVID-19 Positive status in North Cumbria Integrated Care (NCIC) decreased by three from the previous week.
The average number of patients with COVID-19 in beds in NCIC also decreased by six from the previous week.
Furthermore, the number of new patients admitted with COVID-19 Positive status in University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMB) decreased by four from the previous week.
However, the average number of patients with COVID-19 in beds in UHMB was unchanged from the previous week.
As the vaccination programme continues to rollout in children the percentage of Cumbrians, over the age of 12, now fully vaccinated (two doses) has reached 80.9 percent.
The full list of statistics and figures can be found here.