THERE have been no new Covid-19-related deaths at the NHS trust serving south Cumbria, according to NHS statistics.

Hospital trusts in the North West reported three fresh deaths on Monday and three others at the weekend.

All newly-reported were recorded in or around 'hotspot' areas for Covid-19 infections across the region -specifically, around Greater Manchester and Yorkshire.

Cumbria has experienced a slight rise in its number of Covid-19 cases this week, as five BAE workers went into isolation after testing positive for the virus.

All parts of the county recorded an increase in their case total this week, bringing the overall number of cases confirmed across Cumbria to 3,090 as of Monday.

Three cases were also recorded in South Lakeland.