THE DEATH toll continues to rise as a further five people have died due to coronavirus at Cumbria’s two hospital trusts.

The latest figures that have been released by NHS England show that three people have died at hospitals ran by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust- which operates the Furness General Hospital in Barrow.

Two further deaths were also recorded at the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust - which runs the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

The deaths were recorded on Sunday, April 5.

These latest deaths raises the total number of deceased up to 43 at the North Cumbria trust, and to 62 at the Morecambe Bay Trust.

In England, a further 403 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died.

This has now brought the total number of confirmed reported deaths in English hospitals to 4,897.

The patients were aged between 35 and 106 years old.

15 of the 403 patients had no known underlying health conditions.

The 15 patients were aged between 52 and 94 years old.

In Wales, the death toll has raised by 27, bringing the total to 193.

And, in Scotland, the death toll has raised by two, bringing the total to 222.

As of Sunday, April 5, there were 47,806 positive cases across the UK.

Of those positive coronavirus cases, 698 of them were located in Cumbria.