A FURTHER ten deaths have now been recorded within Cumbria as coronavirus continues to take the lives of loved ones.

The deaths have occurred at hospitals run by the county' two NHS trusts, as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

The death toll for the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, which operates the Furness General Hospital in Barrow, the Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, has now risen to 71.

This is an increase of nine on the total from the day before.

The total number of patients who have died at hospitals that are run by the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust ,which runs the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, has risen to 44, an increase of one.

The latest figures, made available by the NHS, show that 854 people died on Monday due to the coronavirus, making Monday the deadliest day of the pandemic in the UK.

The UK death toll has now risen to 6,159.

England alone saw a rise of 758 fatalities recorded amongst those who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

The youngest person to die in England on Monday was a 23 year old, who did not have any known underlying health conditions.

NHS Scotland announced that it has seen a death toll increase of 74, whilst NHS Wales saw an increase of 19.

Northern Ireland's health service reported three additional deaths.

​As of Monday, April 6, a cumulative total of 51,608 positive cases of Coronavirus have been recorded across the UK - an increase of 3,802 on the previous day.

Of the cumulative total of positive UK cases, 753 of them were recorded in Cumbria.

This figure is an increase of 55 on the previous day.