The 42 areas of Somerset where Covid cases are dropping the most

There are 42 areas of Bath and Somerset that have seen weekly coronavirus cases drop by ten or more between the most recent seven-day periods.

Public Health England is publishing a rolling 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 (January 28) covering the period up to January 23.

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 data, 88 of the 116 areas of Bath and Somerset for which local data is recorded saw cases fall between the two seven-day periods.

42 of these areas have seen cases drop by ten or more in the second five-day period when compared to the first.

The biggest drop was seen in Taunton Pyrland and Priorswood, where there were 33 less cases seen in the seven days up to January 23.

Four further areas saw cases fall by 23 in the second week: Hutton, Locking and Banwell; Oldfield Park East; Radstock; and Weston Town in Weston-super-Mare.

Backwell and Flax Bourton, North Worle both saw cases drop by 22, with Taunton Holway and Lambrook and Walcot (in Bath) both seeing a decline of 21.

Other areas to have seen significant declines in cases include parts of Bridgwater, Castle Cary, Bath, Cheddar, Frome, Glastonbury, Yeovil, Keynsham, Street, Taunton and Wellington.

The areas to have seen cases fall by ten or more between the two periods, with the number of cases it has fallen by in brackets, are as follows:

  • Backwell & Flax Bourton (cases down by 22)
  • Bloomfield (-17)
  • Bridgwater Town (-12)
  • Castle Cary & Kenton Mandeville (-10)
  • Central Bath & Lansdown (-10)
  • Cheddar & Axbridge (-12)
  • Evercreech & Nunney (-11)
  • Frome North East (-15)
  • Frome North West (-10)
  • Glastonbury West & Street South (-14)
  • Ham Hill & Merriott (-12)
  • Hutton, Locking & Banwell (-23)
  • Keynsham East (-17)
  • Keynsham North (-19)
  • Keynsham South (-12)
  • Long Ashton & Gordano (-13)
  • Mid Worle (-12)
  • Nailsea West (-12)
  • North Worle (-22)
  • Oldfield Park East (-23)
  • Pill & Easton (-16)
  • Radstock (-23)
  • Street Village (-12)
  • Taunton Halcon & Monkton Heathfield (-20)
  • Taunton Holway & Lambrook (-21)
  • Taunton North Town (-18)
  • Taunton Pyrland & Priorswood (-33)
  • Taunton Rowbarton & Kingston (-10)
  • Taunton Wilton (-11)
  • Walcot (-21)
  • Wellington North (-13)
  • Wellington South, Rockwell Green & West Buckland (-16)
  • Wells Town (-10)
  • Wembdon & Chilton Trinity (-10)
  • Westfield (-16)
  • Weston (-13)
  • Weston Clarence (-19)
  • Weston Milton (-19)
  • Weston Town (-23)
  • Williton, Quantock & Stogursey (-10)
  • Wrington, Felton & Dundry (-17)
  • Yeovil Town (-11)

NB: This data is correct as of the figures published on Thursday, January 28, covering the weekly period up to January 23 and the data from a week before, up to January 16. 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 levels of weekly Covid cases across Bath and Somerset
The map showing the levels of weekly 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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