Rising Covid cases in Carlisle lead to some patients being transferred miles away

Carlisle has seen some of the sharpest rises in Covid rates in England. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

One of the reasons, according to the director of public health in Cumbria, is that many people there simply cannot afford to stop work and self-isolate.

Mounting cases have meant Carlisle’s hospital has had to transfer some patients to Newcastle and across the border into Scotland.

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