CUMBRIA has seen an additional 127 cases of Covid 19 over the weekend, according to official sources.

Public Health England figures have confirmed that 10,231 people have tested positive for coronavirus as of 9am on this morning.

The number has gone up from 10,104 the same time on Friday.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests which will be carried out by commercial partners, alongside Pillar 1 tests.

These are to be analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

Cumbria’s rate of infection now stands at 2,046 cases per 100,000 people.

This is significantly lower than the national average across England of 2,490.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 40,356 over the period, to 1,629,657.

Cumbria's cases were among the 305,677 recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 3,817 over the period.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.