A MAP has revealed infection rates in parts of Furness as the country prepares to come out of lockdown.

The regions that will be placed under Tier Two coronavirus restrictions will be announced today, with health bosses expecting the whole county to fall into that category.

The latest available date from Public Health England plotted on a map shows South Lakeland has a higher rolling seven-day rate of infection.

Following 95 new cases, Barrow has a rolling rate of 141.7 per 100,000 people. New cases in the borough dropped by 31.

The Orsmgill and Hindpool area as the highest rate in Barrow, 294.8, following 22 new cases.

Thirteen new cases in the Abbotsmead and Salthouse area gave an infection rate of 173.3.

The Parkside had the third highest infection rate in the borough, with 11 new cases resulting in a rolling infection rate of 166.9.

Roose and Dalton South were the two areas with the lowest infection rates, both with rates of less than 100 after seven and four cases in the seven days respectively.

Data showed Public Health England had an infection rate of 240.8.

A total of 253 new cases were recorded in the district.

Neighbouring Barrow, Swarthmoor and Low Furness had one of the highest infection rates in South Lakeland.

A total of 22 new cases, an increase 10 from the previous week, gave an infection rate of 284.8.

Following an outbreak, Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale was the area with the highest rate at more than 1,700 cases per 100,000.

The other highest areas were Windermere South and Staveley, Hawkshead and Cartmel Fell, and Kendal East and Whinfell.

Burton-in-Kendal, Levens and Natland, and Coniston, Broughton and Kirkby

The whole county could see the same Covid-19 restrictions, according to Cumbria’s health chief. Director of public health Colin Cox said he expects Cumbria to see the same Covid-19 restrictions across the county, as opposed to tiers for each district as was in place before the national lockdown. “When the tiering arrangements were first put in place, we had a situation where Barrow had a rate more than three times higher than on the west coast, so treating them the same didn’t make much sense,” he said. “At the moment, however, there’s not a huge difference in the case rates between the districts so it makes sense for us to be in the same tier.” Although the new tier arrangement is yet to be laid out by Government, Mr Cox expects Cumbria to see Tier Two style restrictions.