“Situation likely to change for the worse” warns Cumbria Director of Public Health
The number of cases of the Omicron variant in Cumbria is rising rapidly despite a decrease in cases overall this week.
In the week ending Friday 10
December there were 1,488 new cases of COVID-19 overall in Cumbria - a
decrease of 33 or 2% (down from 1,521 new cases in the previous week).
In the week ending Tuesday 14 December, the number of new patients admitted with COVID-19 Positive status in Cumbria Integrated Care increased by 10 compared to the previous week.
Sadly, in the week to Friday
3December, there were also five COVID-19 related deathsin the county.
“What we do know is that hospitals are already under pressure and the number of people being admitted with COVID-19 is increasing.
“That’s why it’s increasingly important we remember the behaviours that have served us well in previous waves of the pandemic – hands, face, space, fresh air.
“Remember to wear your face
coverings properly if you’re in and indoor public place or on public
transport. Get tested regularly and isolate if required. Work from home if
you can. Wash your hands regularly. Keep your distance from others wherever
possible and if you’re meeting indoors, let some fresh air in.
Your GP Practice will be putting on extra clinics and you may be contacted by them to book your booster – please look out for calls and texts.
Please do not call your practice about the vaccine clinics unless invited to. Your GP practice may have more guidance on their website or on their social media.
Appointments for the COVID-19 booster vaccine can be made by visiting the NHS website.
For the latest guidance on how to protect yourselves and your family against COVID-19, visit the government website.
The latest COVID-19 situation report for week ending 3 December can be found atwww.cumbria.gov.uk/stopthespread.