The 30 areas of Somerset where Covid cases have fallen most

There are large numbers of Bath and Somerset areas seeing Covid cases fall on a weekly basis, according to government data.

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 Wednesday (February 3) covering the period up to January 29.

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

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According to the latest figures, 82 of the 116 recording areas in the region have seen a lower number of cases in the seven days up to January 29 compared to the week before.

Of these 82, 20 have seen cases fall by at least ten in that time.

The biggest fall was seen in Chard West, where there were 50 fewer case in the most recent seven days than the week before.

The next two biggest falls were in Dowslands and Blackdown and Taunton Holway and Lambrook, which both saw cases fall by 28.

Pensford, Clutton and Temple Cloud (23), Chew, Bishop Sutton and East Harptree (22) and North Worle (22) were the next most-affected areas.

The areas that have seen cases fall by ten or more between the two weeks, with the number of less cases in brackets, are as follows:

  • Berrow & Brent Knoll (-19 cases from previous week)
  • Bishops Lydeard & Cotford St Luke (-13)
  • Bridgwater North (-12)
  • Bridgwater Town (-12)
  • Chard North & East (-17)
  • Chard West (-50)
  • Chew, Bishop Sutton & East Harptree (-22)
  • Clevedon South & Yeo (-19)
  • Dowlsands & Blackdown (-28)
  • Evercreech & Nunney (-13)
  • Frome North West (-11)
  • Glastonbury Town (-20)
  • High Littleton & Paulton (-19)
  • Keynsham East (-11)
  • Mid Worle (-15)
  • North Worle (-22)
  • Pensford, Clutton & Temple Cloud (-23)
  • Portishead Central (-14)
  • Portishead South (-14)
  • Shepton Mallet (-13)
  • Stockmoor & North Petherton (-10)
  • Taunton Halcon & Monkton Heathfield (-17)
  • Taunton Holway & Lambrook (-28)
  • Twerton (-10)
  • Wellington South, Rockwell Green & West Buckland (-20)
  • Wells Town (-20)
  • Weston Hillside (-14)
  • Weston Town (-18)
  • Wrington, Felton & Dundry (-10)
  • Yeovil Town (-13)

NB: This data is correct as of the figures published on Wednesday, February 3, covering the weekly period up to January 29 and the data from a week before, up to January 22. The most up-to-date figures can be found on the government’s Covid data portal.

Where is the data coming from?

The map showing the current level of Covid cases across Bath and Somerset
The map showing the current level of Covid cases across Bath and 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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