The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Cumbria increased by 77 over the weekend, official figures show.
Public Health England figures show that 3,497 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am today, up from 3,420 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 699 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 670.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 15,777 over the period, to 439,013.
Cumbria’s cases were among the 80,555 recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 4,352 over the period. Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.