NEARLY 400 people have successfully recovered from coronavirus across Morecambe Bay, new figures have revealed.

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust, which manages Furness General Hospital, Westmorland General in Kendal and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, has reported that since February 397 people have been discharged home from their hospitals after being treated for coronavirus.

According to figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), there has been no Covid-19 related deaths within trust hospitals since July 9.

The total number of recorded deaths caused by coronavirus is 169.

The latest figures have been announced after new coronavirus cases were discovered in a number of Cumbrian care homes.

Both residents and staff members tested positive for Covid-19,according to Cumbria County Council’s Director of Public Health, Colin Cox.

ONS figures revealed that there was 77 coronavirus-related deaths in Cumbria care homes in July.

Councillor Ann Thomson, the leader of Barrow Borough Council, said: “It’s extremely positive news that people across the area who have been very ill after contracting the virus have been discharged from hospital and are back at home.

“However, we must never forget those who lost their lives to this terrible disease.

“We send our condolences to all those whose loved ones didn’t come home.

“The dedication of the NHS and key workers involved in responding to the pandemic has been extraordinary across the nation and our thanks, as a community, go to them for all they have done.”