Half a dozen new coronavirus infections recorded across Somerset

Almost every area across Somerset saw an increase in coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours (September 2), according to the latest data from Public Health England released today.

But new cases for the area, six in total, were down significantly from yesterday’s rise, when there were 11 more infections reported.

North Somerset saw an increase in two new cases, taking the total number of infections in the authority to 954 – by far the biggest toll for any area in Somerset.

Bath and North East Somerset, Mendip, Sedgemoor and South Somerset all saw a rise of one more case each while Somerset West and Taunton saw its figure, 463, remain static over the past 24 hours.

The total number of coronavirus cases across Somerset since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,760.

UK-wide there were 1,508 new cases confirmed today.

Covid deaths

No new deaths have been reported in Somerset’s hospitals in the past 24 hours.

The number of people to have died across the county after testing positive for the virus remains at 150.

Nationally, ten further deaths were recorded today, bringing the UK’s total to 41,504.

District break down of figures

  • Bath and North East Somerset, 414 ( an increase of one )
  • Mendip, 159 ( an increase of one )
  • North Somerset, 954 ( an increase of two )
  • Sedgemoor, 414 ( an increase of one )
  • South Somerset, 356 ( an increase of one )
  • Somerset West and Taunton, 463 ( no increase )

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