Six deaths among Covid-19 positive patients have been announced today by the NHS trust that runs hospital services in Northumberland.

A further death has also been announced by the NHS trust running hospital services in south Cumbria, though there have been no further deaths among Covid-19 patients at hospitals in north Cumbria today.

Two of the deaths across the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust occurred last Friday, and a further two occurred on Saturday.

A further death occurred on Sunday, with the sixth taking place yesterday.

The single death that took place across the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust took place on Sunday.

Barrow, Carlisle and Eden now have an infection rate of more than 200 cases per 100,000 people according to Public Health England figures.

Barrow has the highest rate of cases with 261 cases per 100,000 people with Carlisle close behind at 229.1 per 100,000 people.

All figures are based on Public Health England data published at 5.29pm on Monday, October 26.

Data for the most recent four days (October 23-26) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Full list of Cumbria's latest infection rates according to Public Health England:

  • Allerdale - 85 (86.9 cases per 100,000 people);
  • Barrow - 175 (261 cases per 100,000 people);
  • Carlisle - 249 (229.1 cases per 100,000 people);
  • Copeland - 72 (105.6 cases per 100,000 people);
  • Eden - 115 (216 cases per 100,000 people);
  • South Lakeland - 146 (138.9 cases per 100,000 people)

6,141 positive cases have been recorded in Cumbria since the start of the pandemic.