180 new Covid-cases reported in Somerset region as lockdown looms

There have been 180 new cases of coronavirus reported across Somerset as the UK prepares for a second national lockdown.

The daily statistics from Public Health England, which were published at 4pm today and are correct as of 9am this morning (November 1), show the rise in fresh positive tests across the county.

North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset, which have seen the most confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, have again seen the most new cases with 63 and 58 respectively.

Somerset West and Taunton and Sedgemoor have both seen 17 new positive tests in the past 24 hours, while South Somerset has seen 16.

Mendip has been the least-affected region in Somerset since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Public Health England data, and has seen nine new cases.

Somerset will join the rest of England in entering a four-week lockdown on Thursday as the government takes measures in an attempt to quell the rise in infections in recent weeks.

The total number of people to have tested positive for COVID-19 across all six districts of Somerset, as of 9am today (Sunday, November 1), with new cases in brackets, is as follows:

  • North Somerset – 2,066 (+63)
  • Bath and North East Somerset – 1,855 (+58)
  • Somerset West and Taunton – 949 (+17)
  • Sedgemoor – 821 (+17)
  • South Somerset – 705 (+16)
  • Mendip – 463 (+9)

There were 162 deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Saturday, bringing the UK’s total death toll to 46,717.

A total of 23,254 new infections were confirmed across the country as the number of people to have tested positive for coronavirus across the UK since March passed one million yesterday.

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