The 21 areas of Somerset where coronavirus is still growing

As the national lockdown comes to an end across England, there are still areas of Somerset that are seeing coronavirus case numbers rising.

Public Health England is publishing a weekly update outlining the number of new cases reported in each seven-day period for every area of the country, as well as an interactive heatmap showing the most affected areas.

The rolling data reports the new cases being confirmed in any seven-day period, with the data published on Thursday (December 3) covering the period up to November 27.

The figures for the intervening five days are not included as they are incomplete and likely to be altered.

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The data totals the number of Covid cases confirmed in each neighbourhood in Somerset in the seven day period up to that date and comparing these figures to the same data for the previous seven-day period, up to November 20, reveals the areas where cases are still growing.

Street Village, which has been the area of the county seeing the most new cases in the same figures this week, is also the area that has seen the most new cases between the two seven-day periods, with an increase of 16 week to week.

The Templecombe, Henstridge and Milborne Port area also saw a sharp spike, with an increase of 11 cases between the two periods, and the Uphill area of Weston-super-Mare saw a rise of 10.

A total of 21 areas have seen a rise of any size between the two areas.

Neighbourhoods in Glastonbury, Taunton, Evercreech, Midsomer Norton, Keynsham, Frome and more areas of Weston-super-Mare have all seen increases in the weekly cases.

The 21 areas to have seen an increase in cases between the two seven-day periods are:

  • Chard North & East
  • Congresbury & Kewstoke
  • Curry Rivel & Fivehead
  • Dowslands & Blackdown
  • Evercreech & Nunney
  • Frome North
  • Frome South & East
  • Glastonbury Town
  • Keynsham South
  • Midsomer Norton North
  • Street Village
  • Taunton North Town
  • Taunton Pyrland & Priorswood
  • Templecombe, Henstridge & Milborne Port
  • Wembdon & Chilton Trinity
  • Weston Bournville
  • Weston Clarence
  • Weston Uphill
  • Williton, Quantock & Stogursey
  • Winscombe, Langford & Blagdon
  • Yatton & Cleeve

Where is the data coming from?

The map showing the level of weekly cases across Somerset
The map showing the level of weekly cases across Somerset
(Image: Public Health England)

You can see the latest national data on the online COVID-19 cluster map.

The map uses data from Public Health England’s “second generation surveillance system”.

The map highlights which areas of the nation have three or more confirmed cases of the virus and colour co-coordinates the areas by how many cases they have.

The map is divided into sections – officially known as ‘Middle Super Output Areas’ – and each section is coloured a different shade depending on how many positive COVID-19 test results have been recorded in that area.

The darker the colour on the image, the more positive test results have been recorded.

Data for the most recent five days has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

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