Two new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the Somerset County Council area, bringing the cases in the district to 1,310.
Further information from Public Health England indicates that a person in the Mendip and South Somerset areas has tested positive for COVID-19.
Two people in North Somerset have tested positive, which means the latest case count in the region is now 914.
Bath and North East Somerset also tested positive again, bringing the region’s total to 349.
The number of confirmed cases in each district in Somerset, as of 9 a.m. today, with new cases in parentheses, is as follows:
- North Somerset – 912 (+2)
- Somerset West et Taunton – 446 (=)
- Sedgemoor – 394 (=)
- Bath et North East Somerset – 349 (+1)
- Somerset sud – 339 (+1)
- Mendip – 131 (+1)
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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in each Somerset local authority area is now as follows:
The “R rate” for the Southwest has climbed back above 1 as foreclosure restrictions have been tightened in other parts of the country, according to the latest official government figures.
The data, which was released by the government’s Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), shows the rate in the region to be between 0.8 and 1.1, compared with 0.7 in 1 week ago.
The last range of “R” numbers for UK and England is 0.8 to 0.9.
Coronavirus deaths in Somerset
No coronavirus-related deaths in Somerset hospitals have been confirmed for two weeks, the total being 149.
The last person to die from COVID-19 in the county was with the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust on Friday, July 17.
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The number of people with COVID-19 who have died under the care of each of Somerset’s six hospital trusts since the start of the virus outbreak is as follows: