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29 April 2021

Covid cases remain low

The latest data for week ending 23 April shows there were 59 new COVID-19 cases in the county, down from 75 the week before. This gives a weekly infection rate of 12 per 100,000, around half the national average.

Some variation between district areas continued, but all districts remained below national and regional averages. Hospitalisations remained very low.

The most recent data up to 29 April showed that 291,285 Cumbrians had received their first vaccine dose, with a further 124,550 having also received their second dose.

Currently, everyone aged 42 or over can book their vaccination via www.nhs.uk.  Those booking a vaccination are reminded to cancel their appointment if they can no longer attend to ensure it is available for someone else.

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

“It’s good to see the number of new cases staying low. It shows we are doing the right things, so well done. We do need to keep it up and stick to the roadmap, so please don’t forget the face coverings, hand washing and social distancing. And remember cars are classed as indoors spaces so there should still be no mixing of people from different households in cars.

“Regular testing is also an important part of how we keep infection rates low, so I strongly encourage everyone to do a test regularly. They are available free of charge from test centres and pharmacies, and you can even get home delivery via GOV.UK. Testing remains important even if you’ve been vaccinated, you can still get covid and spread it, you’re just less likely to get seriously ill yourself.”

The weekly COVID-19 situation report can be found at www.cumbria.gov.uk/stopthespread


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The latest data for week ending 23 April shows there were 59 new COVID-19 cases in the county, down from 75 the week before.