Somerset has recorded over 600 new coronavirus cases in the latest 24 hour period with over 130 of those in Bath.
Each district saw a significant rise in cases being reported today (Saturday, November 14) with some more than doubling the number of new cases confirmed yesterday.
According to Public Health England, Bath saw 139 new infections, more than double yesterday’s 56.
North Somerset also reported a huge number of new cases with 208 being confirmed up from yesterday’s 80.
Mendip also doubled its number of cases up from 19 reported yesterday to 38 today.
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Sedgemoor saw 84 new cases a huge jump from yesterday’s 21.
South Somerset more than tripled its new cases with 87 reported today up from yesterday’s 25.
These numbers are some of the highest ever reported in Somerset throughout the pandemic.
Local breakdown of daily figures:
- B&NES: (2,693) + 139
- Mendip (678) + 38
- North Somerset (3, 164) + 208
- Sedgemoor (1, 165) + 84
- Somerset West and Taunton (1,245) + 55
- South Somerset (1,076) + 87
In the UK today another 26, 860 people tested positive for the virus, and 172, 915 have tested positive in the last seven days.
This is up 8.2 % on the week before.
Another 462 deaths were reported across the UK today with 2,878 reported in the last week.
There have been 17 coronavirus-related deaths across Somerset this week, as cases soar.
According to the latest data published by Public Health England, North Somerset recorded six deaths over the past seven days to November 13.
Five people died after contracting the virus in Sedgemoor.
A further three deaths were recorded in Bath and North East Somerset, and two in South Somerset.
The coronavirus growth rate in the South West is once again the highest in the country – and our figures are still increasing.
Government statistics released this afternoon (Friday, November 13) show both the reproduction (R) and growth rate in the South West are potentially England’s highest.
The growth rate, which reflects how quickly the number of infections are changing, is now between +4 and +7 per cent – slightly above last week’s +3 to +7.
Our data is marginally higher than the South East, which is between +3 to +6.