CASES of coronavirus have risen in Cumbria in the past week.

In the last week, there have been 59 new cases of Covid-19 in the county, a rise of 12 from the previous week.

In the week ending Tuesday August 4, local contact teams have traced 47 cases and identified 114 contacts.

Cumbria's public health director Cox said: “While this very slight upward trend is not what we want to see, the numbers remain very low.

“We are not seeing the levels that have prompted the tightening of measures we have seen in other parts of the north west, most recently in Greater Manchester."

He urged people to continue to wear masks, social distance and wash their hands.