Every Somerset area records 10 coronavirus cases or less in latest figures

All six areas of Somerset have recorded 10 or fewer new cases of coronavirus in today’s figures (Wednesday).

Data reveals 30 new cases were reported across the county on Wednesday – lower than yesterday’s 51.

North Somerset reported the highest jump of 10 today.

South Somerset posted nine, while Bath and North East Somerset had four new cases.

Mendip reported just the one positive test result in the latest figures.

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In the seven-day figures for the week February 25 to March 5, the area with the highest rate was South Somerset, with 47.5 cases per 100,000 people.

Mendip’s figure was 46.7, then Sedgemoor on 43.8 and North Somerset with 41.4.

Bath and North East Somerset posted 27.9 per 100,000 in the seven-day period, and the lowest case rate was in Somerset West and Taunton with 21.3.

Figures show no further deaths were confirmed in any of the six local authorities across Somerset or Bath today (March 9).

Breakdown of positive test results

The number of positive test results in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new positive test results in brackets.

  • Bath and North East Somerset: 8,063 (+4)
  • Mendip: 3,326 (+1)

  • North Somerset: 9,766 (+10)
  • Sedgemoor: 5,091 (+3)

  • Somerset West and Taunton : 5,814 (+3)
  • South Somerset: 5,088 (+9)

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UK figures

The Government said a further 190 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 124,987.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 147,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 5,926 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,234,924.

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