The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Cumbria increased by 68 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 4,579 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday (October 13) in Cumbria, up from 4,511 the same time on Monday.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

The rate of infection in Cumbria now stands at 916 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 960. Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 17,232 over the period, to 634,920.

​Cumbria's cases were among the 132,328 recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 4,510 over the period. Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.