The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Cumbria increased by 134 over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 28,662 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday in Cumbria, which is up from 28,528 cases recorded at the same time on Friday.

The health body recently changed the way it records the figures.

Cases identified through a positive lateral flow test – those which can deliver results within half an hour – will no longer be counted if the person then takes a PCR test, which is sent to a lab to be checked, and receives a negative result within three days.

These cases are now being removed daily.

The rate of infection in Cumbria now stands at 5,732 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 7,085.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 22,476 over the period, to 4,573,419.

Cumbria's cases were among the 647,796 recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 6,587 over the period.

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