Figures from Public Health England, taken on November 16 at 4pm, show that the total number of people in England with at least one lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 test result in the most recent seven days has increased to 152,661 (271.2 rate per 100,000 population).

In Cumbria the full list for those with a lab-confirmed positive test in the most recent seven days is:

Allerdale - 181 (185.1 cases per 100,000 people)

Barrow - 123 (183.4 cases per 100,000, people)

Carlisle - 237 (218.1 cases per 100,000 people)

Copeland - 162 (237.6 cases per 100,000 people)

Eden - 113 (212.2 cases per 100,000 people)

South Lakeland - 205 (195.1 cases per 100,000 people)

The figures show the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic of people who had had a positive test result for Covid-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test in Cumbria is:

Allerdale - 80 (81.8 rate per 100,000 population)

Barrow - 86 (128.3 rate per 100,000 population)

Carlisle - 115 (105.8 rate per 100,000 population)

Copeland - 65 (95.3 rate per 100,000 population)

Eden - 41 (77 rate per 100,000 population)

South Lakeland - 109 (103.7 rate per 100,000 population)

Three schools in the county are dealing with coronavirus cases.

Richard Rose Central Academy, in Carlisle, has been shut with immediate effect and will remain closed for at least the rest of this week.

Caldew School, in Dalston, has revealed a positive coronavirus test in its "school community."

West Lakes Academy has closed its school to years 10 and 12 for a week until Monday November 23, due to staff absence due to self-isolation.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock, speaking today, updated the country on the figures.

He said: "The latest coronavirus data from Downing Street shows the average number of new cases at 25,329 each day, up from 22,443 last week."

He added that there are 14,915 Covid patients in hospitals around the UK compared to 13,025 patients a week ago.

Mr Hancock said that the Government has today secured 5 million doses of the Moderna vaccines, which have a 95 per cent protection, though this vaccine will not be available until Spring.

The Government has already secured 40 million Pfizer jab vaccines. Trials for both vaccines are still ongoing.