The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Cumbria increased by 350 over the weekend, official figures show.
Public Health England figures show that 11,836 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am yesterday in Cumbria, up from 11,486 the same time on Friday.
The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government’s mass testing programme.
The rate of infection in Cumbria now stands at 2,367 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 3,149.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 96,344 over the period, to 2,073,511. Cumbria’s cases were among the 339,534 recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 5,918 over the period.
Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.