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

Public Health England figures show that 28,187 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (April 29) in Cumbria, up from 28,181 the same time on Wednesday.

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.

The rate of infection in Cumbria now stands at 5,637 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 6,852.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 2,445 over the period, to 4,414,242.

Cumbria's cases were among the 606,690 recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 314 over the period.

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