CORONAVIRUS cases in Cumbria are continuing to sky-rocket - as all restrictions are lifted.

According to the latest figures from Public Health England, the county recorded 2,780 new cases in the week ending July 14.

That represented an increase of 1,062 on the previous week (61.8 per cent) and means the county's current case rate stands at 556 cases per 100,000 residents. Copeland is the worst affected borough, with a rate of 767.1 cases, followed by Allerdale with 690.5 and Carlisle with 622.