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Covid infections ‘sky rocket’ in Cumbria, in sign of new strain’s arrival

Local director of public health highlights ‘very, very high hit rate’ in district of Eden

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There are strong indications that the new hyper-infective strain of Covid-19 has reached Cumbria, according to the county’s director of public health.

Infections in the district of Eden, which is only 20 miles from the Scottish border, have “sky rocketed”, according to Colin Cox, the director of public health.

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