North Cumbrian hospitals have reported no Covid-19 deaths for over a week, new figures show.

According to the latest batch of statistics released by NHS England, North Cumbria Integrated Care Foundation Trust, which runs Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, yesterday reported no further fatalities - they reported no fatalities for over a week either.

In the south of the county, the NHS trust which runs Furness General Hospital, as well as a hospital in Lancashire also reported no further deaths confirmed over night.

The North East based NHS trust which runs Carlisle's Carleton Clinic psychiatric unit has reported no new coronavirus-related deaths for a number of days.

It can take some time to confirm the figures and these are the latest released by NHS England.

Colin Cox, Cumbria's director of public health, said: "It’s slowing down and we’re getting back to the level of mortality and deaths across the whole county that looks much more like you would expect at this time of year."

On Tuesday confirmed deaths in community settings was 192.

A further 183 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,049.

Patients were aged between 43 and 101 years old.

Two of the 183 patients, aged 81 and 91, had no known underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.