THE coronavirus death toll at the NHS trust that runs hospitals in north and west Cumbria has risen to more than 100, new figures have confirmed.

At North Cumbria Integrated Care Foundation Trust, which runs both The Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, officials have now formally reported 102 fatalities.

Fifteen of those deaths happened in the five days up to and including April 20.

Six people died on April 16, the latest figures show.

At the other acute hospital trust - University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust, which runs Furness General Hospital and Royal Lancaster Infirmary, the coronavirus death toll has risen to 131.

Officials have still not said how many people from within the community and care home residents have died from Covid-19.

The North East based NHS trust which manages the Carleton Clinic in Carlisle has reported five deaths.

Officials have not said where those patients were being treated.

Nationally, across the UK, the number of Covid-19 fatalities rose by 873 overnight to give a grim total of 17,408. Across Cumbria's two acute NHS hospital trusts there have now been a total of 233 coronavirus deaths.