THE number of recorded coronavirus cases in Cumbria has increased by 53 over the weekend, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 10,157 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Saturday in Cumbria, up from 10,104 at the same time on Friday.

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 2,031 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 2,453.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 15,871 over the period to 1,605,172.