More than 100 positive coronavirus tests recorded in Bristol in past 24 hours

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More than 100 positive coronavirus test results have been recorded in Bristol in the past 24 hours, government data show.A total of 106 people tested positive in the city today (Sunday, October 18). This brings Bristol’s total to 3,452 positive test results.

Across the country, 722,409 people have tested positive for Covid-19.

The biggest daily increase in Bristol since the start of the pandemic came on Friday, October 16, when 164 positive test results were recorded.

The second largest daily increase in positive test results in the city occurred on Saturday, October 17, when 158 people received positive test results.

School warns Calpol could ‘mask’ coronavirus symptoms in children

A school has informed parents that giving Calpol children could ‘mask’ one of the telltale signs of the coronavirus.

Warmley Park School and College in South Gloucestershire confirmed two cases of COVID-19 last week and wrote parents on Friday with advice.

The bulletin, signed by principal Lisa Parker, said the school was performing temperature checks twice a day to identify children with potential fever.

She wrote: “A polite reminder that we ask parents and guardians to contact us before sending their child to school if they have had Calpol.

“This follows advice from Public Health England that Calpol may mask a fever which is a symptom of COVID.

“We take the students’ temperatures twice a day, every day and this has been approved by Public Health. “

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