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187 more coronavirus cases diagnosed in Cumbria

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Cumbria increased by 187 over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 27,032 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 by 9am yesterday in Cumbria, up from 26,845 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 5,406 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 6,422.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 30,881 over the period, to 4,126,150.

Cumbria’s cases were among the 568,578 recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 4,613 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.