For the week ending 1st January 2021, the latest Covid figures for Cumbria have been released. There were 2,513 new cases in the County (an increase of +130%).
For the 3rd week in a row Carlisle had the greatest number of new cases (+1,013 new cases).
Carlisle also overtook Eden in having the highest rate of new cases (932 new cases per 100k population).
Both Carlisle and Eden’s rates were above the national average rate (England = 572 new cases per 100k population).
Furthermore, Carlisle, Eden and Allerdale’s rates were above the regional average rate (North West = 419 new cases per 100k population).
New cases increased from the previous week in all Cumbrian districts, with the biggest proportional increases in Barrow-in-Furness and Copeland (+248% and +242% respectively);
In 2021 week 1, the 15-29 and 30-44 age groups accounted for the joint greatest numbers of new cases in Cumbria, followed closely by the 45-59
age group. Numbers of new cases in these three age groups have risen rapidly in the last week.
There have also been increases in new cases in all other age groups in Cumbria.
Numbers of outbreaks in Care Homes have increased in North and South Cumbria; there are further outbreaks in extra care housing, sheltered
accommodation and supported living services.
For week ending 5th January 2021:
• The number of new patients admitted with COVID-19 Positive status in North Cumbria Integrated Care (NCIC) doubled from the previous week;
• However, the number of new patients admitted with COVID-19 Positive status in University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMB) decreased slightly from the previous week;
• The average number of patients with COVID-19 in beds in NCIC increased substantially from the previous week;