A heat map put together by a leading study on the spread of coronavirus in the UK estimates that nearly 1,800 people currently have COVID-19 in Somerset.
New data from the COVID Symptom Study, an app which tracks people with coronavirus symptoms across the country, suggests that 272,439 Brits are currently infected by the virus, as of 5am this morning (Tuesday, October 6).
The latest figures in the app estimate there are 1,779 active cases across Somerset, and that the number of people with COVID-19 in the county has almost doubled from 948 since last week.
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Bath and North Somerset is estimated to have the highest number of active cases, with 502 people thought to have the virus in the district, while it is believed that 2,642 people per 1,000,000 population in the district currently have COVID-19.
That figure has almost doubled since last week, when the number of estimated cases in the area stood at 253.
In comparison, Sedgemoor has the smallest current number of estimated active cases, with 156 people currently thought to be infected with an infection rate of 1,287 per 1,000,000.
The current active cases in Somerset
The total number of people estimated to currently have COVID-19 in each district of Somerset is as follows, as of 5am yesterday (Monday, September 28), with the infection rate per million people in brackets:
- Bath and North East Somerset – 502 (2,642 per 1,000,000) (+249)
- North Somerset – 370 (1,752 per 1,000,000) (+168)
- South Somerset – 360 (2,170 per 1,000,000) (+224)
- Mendip – 169 (1,491 per 1,000,000) (+43)
- Taunton Deane – 222 (1,896 per 1,000,000) (+107)
- Sedgemoor – 156 (1,287 per 1,000,000) (+50)
NOTE: No data has been made available for West Somerset.
These figures take into account estimated cases involving patients that have not been tested for COVID-19, which is why in some cases, they differ from the actual confirmed number of cases by Public Health England.