A FURTHER five people in Cumbria have lost their lives after testing positive for Covid-19.

Figures on gov.uk show that in the past 48 hours, two people in Copeland, two people in South Lakeland and one person in Barrow died after testing positive for coronavirus in the past 28 days.

There were no deaths recorded in Carlisle, Allerdale or Eden.

Since Friday, a total of 90 people tested positive for the virus.

Allerdale has seen 25 new cases, Copeland 11, Carlisle 23, Barrow seven, Eden three, and South Lakeland saw 21 people receive a positive test.

The nation remains in lockdown until Wednesday (December 2), when Cumbria will be placed in Tier Two.

This means restrictions including the mixing of households indoors will not be allowed, unless they are in the same support bubble, and a maximum of six people can meet outdoors.

Pubs and bars must remain closed, unless they are able to operate as a restaurant, meaning they must serve substantial meals and may only serve alcohol with such a meal.

For more information, including details on the latest guidance, restrictions and safety advice, visit Gov.uk, or the Cumbria County Council website.

The NHS has today announced a total of 208 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 40,405 to date.

These were recorded in the past 72 hours, from October 25-28.

Patients were aged between 39 and 100 years old, and all except 13 (aged 56 to 86 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Today, nine deaths have been reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

Their families have been informed.

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region are as follows:

  • East of England - 21
  • London - 15
  • Midlands - 63
  • North East & Yorkshire - 50
  • North West - 32
  • South East – 14
  • South West - 13

NHS England and NHS Improvement publish the number of patients who have died in hospital and tested positive for Covid-19 in England. 

Since April 28, NHS England and NHS Improvement also reports the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result, but where Covid is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on Part 1 or Part 2 of the death certification process. 

This change has been introduced for deaths that occurred on 24 April and subsequently.

This means the NHS England and NHS Improvement data collection provides information on all Covid related (suspected and confirmed) deaths in England hospitals.

For more information, including details on the latest guidance, restrictions and safety advice, visit gov.uk, nhs.uk, or the Cumbria County Council website.