No Covid-19 deaths in Cumbria's care homes for first time since April

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There were no deaths involving coronavirus in Cumbria's care homes last week.

That's according to new figures from the watchdog the Care Quality Commission - which said it was not informed of any deaths of people who had Covid-19 in care homes in the county between Saturday 4 July and Friday 10 July.

It's the first time that has happened since the CQC started collecting figures in April.

Four more people have died with coronavirus in Cumbria, according to the latest weekly figures. The figures are based on death certificates that the virus is mentioned

The Office for National Statistics says 526 Cumbrians have died with the virus since the start of the outbreak.

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people have died in Cumbria with coronavirus since the start of the outbreak.


More than 50,548 deaths involving Covid-19 have been recorded in England and Wales during the outbreak, with the virus the main reason for deaths increasing above what would normally be expected for this period, the ONS said.

The number of deaths involving coronavirus in care homes in England that were registered by July 3 was 14,332, it added.

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The number of deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK is now just under 56,000.

Figures published last week by the National Records of Scotland showed that 4,173 deaths involving Covid-19 had been registered in Scotland up to July 5, while 839 deaths had occurred in Northern Ireland up to July 3, according to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.