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13 August 2020

Weekly COVID-19 update: Small decrease in cases in Cumbria - Community urged to remain vigilant and help support the county to remain safe

The latest COVID-19 status report for Cumbria has been published. The weekly report sets out key statistics relating to COVID-19 infections in the county.

It can be found at www.cumbria.gov.uk/stopthespread

This week’s report shows a small decrease in the number of cases in the county. The decrease is small but shows that people’s diligence is being rewarded.

The county council’s Director of Public Health, Colin Cox is still reminding people to continue to be vigilant and and follow social distancing guidelines and good hygiene measures.

The local multi-agency Cumbria Health Protection Board is continuing to monitor the situation closely.

This week there are 55 new cases in Cumbria - a slight decrease from previous week which was 59.

There is no change to the local public health advice.

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

“While this week we have seen a small decrease - I must stress it is very small but that said it is very welcome.

“We are still not seeing the levels in Cumbria that have prompted the tightening of measures seen in other parts of the country this week such as Aberdeen.

“Sadly as we have seen from media coverage this week the virus is still circulating and being passed between local people in the community, so we must not think that the risk is going away - even though we have seen a decrease in numbers this week. Only by continued vigilance and following the basic public health guidance will we continue to prevent the number of people being infected.

“As before we are urging people living in, and visiting, Cumbria to adhere to social distancing guidelines, wash your hands regularly and to provide good quality contact details to any venues you visit. If you are getting a taxi we would also advise you to wear a mask and wear them in shops and other indoor settings in line with the latest guidance from government.”

The key public health messages remain:

  • Wash or sanitise hands regularly
  • Observe social distancing rules
  • Wear face masks or coverings in enclosed public spaces
  • If you have symptoms, self-isolate and get tested
  • Follow advice to self-isolate if asked 

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The latest COVID-19 status report for Cumbria has been published. The weekly report sets out key statistics relating to COVID-19 infections in the county.