A further 151 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Cumbria, Public Health England figures show.

South Lakeland saw the highest daily rise in cases, with an additional 47 to take the total to 794 since the start of the pandemic.

All areas in Cumbria saw a rise in cases, here are the latest figures:

Allerdale - 534 (+24)

Barrow - 856 (+38)

Carlisle - 927 (+25)

Copeland - 451 (+10)

Eden - 267 (+47)

South Lakeland - 794 (+47)

Today (Monday) the NHS confirmed that no deaths were recorded in any Cumbrian trusts, with only seven recorded across England for October 3.

Yesterday however the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust announced one new death, taking the total at the trust to 183.

The fatality recorded on October 2.

The trust has recorded eight new coronavirus deaths in the last week.

According to the latest NHS England figures, the last death recorded by the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust - which runs the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven - was on September 1.

The total death toll at this trust is 183.

It is important to note that there is often a delay between a death and its announcement.

These new figures, published yesterday, come after new advice from authorities in Cumbria advising everyone in the county to keep gatherings of up to six people to a maximum of two households.

This is an extension of the recommendations brought in a fortnight ago for Barrow, given the rising case numbers across the county.

Cumbria's director of public health, Colin Cox, explained on Thursday: "The number of Covid-19 cases in the county has doubled in a week and hospitalisations are increasing.

"But we are not yet in the position of other areas in the north west and we have a small window of opportunity to act to slow the spread, protect our communities and local economy, and avoid becoming the next area in local lockdown.

“We know that limiting contact between households can reduce transmission.

"The ‘two-households’ advice we’re issuing today doesn’t have the force of law behind it, but we’re calling on everyone living in Cumbria to take it seriously and act accordingly. This is about local people taking responsible, proportionate, action to protect themselves, their families and their communities from this disease."

He added that Covid-19 is spreading throughout the county with "increasing speed", following the same pattern from the first wave of the virus.

"Following the ‘two-households’ advice, alongside hand washing, face coverings and social distancing, can make a difference, but we need everyone to take heed and act," he said.