The Somerset neighbourhoods with the largest COVID-19 outbreaks

Some neighbourhoods across Somerset saw large coronavirus outbreaks in the week before the country was placed into lockdown.

The latest data map from Public Health England shows how many positive COVID-19 tests were recorded in small areas across the county between October 24 and 30.

A total of 1,106 new cases were confirmed across Somerset between those two dates, with the biggest outbreak seen in Bath and North East Somerset, where 410 people contracted the virus.

North Somerset also saw a large jump, with 315 people testing positive for the virus in the district.

The two districts account for all of the top ten neighbourhoods with the largest recent outbreaks.

Widcombe, Bathwick Hill & Claverton Down has seen by far the most new cases, with 92 being reported in the week to October 30 – with the number being bolstered by the ongoing outbreak at the University of Bath, which sits within the district.

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Central Bath & Lansdown is the area with the second most cases, with 33, while 27 cases have been confirmed in Long Ashton & Gordano..

Oldfield Park West in Bath has seen 26 positive tests, while both Clevedon Central and Peasedown & Bathavon West have recorded 21 new cases.

In total, 47 neighbourhoods across the county have recorded at least ten new COVID-19 cases in the past seven days, and are as follows:

  • Widcombe, Bathwick Hill and Claverton Down (Bath) – 92
  • Central Bath & Lansdown – 33
  • Long Ashton & Gordano – 27
  • Oldfield Park West (Bath) – 26
  • Clevedon Central – 21
  • Peasedown & Bathavon West – 21
  • Clevedon North & Walton – 20
  • Weston-super-Mare Town – 20
  • Keynsham South – 19
  • Portishead Central – 19
  • Yatton & Cleeve – 19
  • Bridgwater South – 18
  • Nailsea East – 18
  • Pensford, Clutton & Temple Cloud – 18
  • Wembdon & Chilton Trinity (Bridgwater) – 18
  • Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke – 18
  • Berrow & Brent Knoll – 17
  • Midsomer Norton North – 17
  • Oldfield Park East (Bath) – 16
  • Wellington North – 16
  • Weston-super-Mare Hillside – 16
  • Bath Newbridge – 15
  • Bath Twerton – 15
  • Bridgwater Town – 15
  • Mid-Worle (Weston-super-Mare) – 15
  • Wrington, Felton & Dundry – 15
  • Bath Kingsmead – 14
  • Midsomer Norton Redfield – 14
  • Bath Bloomfield – 13
  • Hutton, Locking & Banwell (Weston-super-Mare) – 13
  • Keynsham North – 13
  • North Worle (Weston-super-Mare) – 13
  • Pill & Easton – 13
  • Wellington South, Rockwell Green & West Buckland – 13
  • Bridgwater North – 12
  • Saltford, Farmborough & Timsbury – 12
  • Weston-super-Mare Clarence – 12
  • Bathavon North & South – 11
  • Draycott, Westbury & Wookey – 11
  • Lambridge & Fairfield Park (Bath) – 11
  • Radstock – 11
  • South Worle, West Wick & St Georges (Weston-super-Mare) – 11
  • Taunton Wilton – 11
  • Winscombe, Langford & Blagdon – 11
  • Yeovil South – 11
  • Chew, Bishop Sutton & East Harptree – 10
  • Taunton Pyrland & Priorswood – 10

The current coronavirus infection rate – expressed as the number of cases per 100,000 people – ranges from 235.9 in Bath and North East Somerset to 66.5 in South Somerset.

You can see the latest data for small areas on the online COVID-19 cluster map, which uses statistics from Public Health England’s surveillance system.

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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