Dr Vince Connolly, Medical Director at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“We can confirm that we are currently caring for a patient who has tested positive for the COVID-19 infection.  The patient has been isolated since admission and the risk to other patients or staff remains extremely low. They are being very safely cared for by our highly skilled team at the Cumberland Infirmary and all of the appropriate protection measures are in place.

“As always, our prime concern is to respect patient confidentiality at all times and we would ask the media to do the same.”

“It is very much business as usual across the Trust and there is no reason for anyone to cancel any appointments unless they have been advised to do so.”

The Trust will not be commenting further

Please follow the latest advice from the Department of Health:

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay At Home advice can be found here.

The Trust will not be commenting further.

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