Eleven more people have died in Cumbria after testing positive for Coronavirus.

Between Tuesday March 24 and Wednesday March 25, four people died at hospitals run by North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation.

The trust runs the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital.

In the south of the county, seven people died at hospitals run by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT), between Sunday March 22 and Wednesday March 25.

The trust runs Furness General Hospital, Westmorland General Hospital and the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

There are now 11,658 positive Coronavirus cases in the UK with 578 deaths, with yesterday representing the largest one-day rise in the number of reported Coronavirus-related deaths yet - with 107 recorded in England alone.

Community leaders have expressed their condolences for the bereaved families.

Carlisle MP John Stevenson said: “It is extremely sad to hear of the deaths and the impacts they will have on the families, my heart goes out to them.

“This is a very difficult time and it is really important that we take personal responsibility to support the NHS who are doing a fantastic job preparing themselves for potential further cases.

“We all have our own part to play in this and it is very important we support the NHS.”

Hoping it slows down and people continue to follow the guidance put in place deputy leader of Carlisle City Council Gareth Ellis said: “My thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones.”

Mr Ellis is worried about how the coronavirus is impacting the county he said: “I’m disappointed is seems in Cumbria we have become a bit of a hotspot.

“It just means that people out there need to be aware this isn’t just something that is happening in large cities and in other parts of the country it is happening here.

“People need to be aware that everybody is part of this and must follow the procedures necessary. In some ways, the numbers that are coming through are showing that the curve has flattened across the county. This means fewer people are getting it.

“People need to follow the rules and they are now.

In a statement, NHS England said: “A further 107 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 521.

“Patients were aged between 32 and 102 years old and all but two patients (aged between 71 and 86 years of age) had underlying health conditions.

There are now 11,658 positive Coronavirus cases in the UK with 578 deaths, with yesterday representing the largest one-day rise.