Number of COVID-19 cases in Cumbria are down

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This week’s report shows a smaller number of new COVID-19 cases in Cumbria than the preceding week, down from 55 to 41. Despite a very high number of people being tested following recent outbreaks in Carlisle and Eden, both districts also saw a reduction in the number of new cases.

However, the number of new positive cases in Carlisle and Eden is higher than other areas in Cumbria and the rate of cases per 100,000 in Eden remains high compared to the rest of Cumbria, but not compared to other areas of concern in the North West.

Colin Cox, Cumbria’s Director of Public Health, said:

“The numbers of new cases in Carlisle and Eden were a concern. That’s why we are extremely grateful to everyone who followed our advice and got tested. What we can now see, from the low number of new cases identified, is that there does not appear to have been widespread transmission of the virus as a result of the visits to local pubs by people who were infectious. This is good news but we continue to monitor closely.

“It is also very clear that the virus is still circulating and being passed between local people in the community, so we must not think that the risk has gone away. Only by continued vigilance and following the basic public health guidance will we prevent the number of people being infected growing again.

“For anyone heading for a night out this weekend I’d ask you just to do the basics – social distancing as far as possible, wash your hands regularly and make sure you provide contact details to any venues you visit. If you are getting a taxi we would also advise you to wear a mask.”

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