Bristol sees another triple-digit increase in coronavirus cases

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More than 14,000 people in Bristol have contracted coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.Daily government figures see a further triple-digit increase in the city’s cases today (Saturday, November 21), with 158 more people testing positive for COVID-19.

That brings the overall total to 14,158 since the outbreak began here in March, with the vast majority of those people getting infected in the second wave.

Another person in Bristol has died after contracting the virus, and another death has been recorded in Bath and North East Somerset.

The daily increase is significantly lower than the 279 cases recorded yesterday in the city, but that could be due to the “weekend effect”.

Government guidelines advise: “The number of cases, admissions, deaths, etc. varies from day to day simply by natural random changes, but also tends to vary consistently throughout the week, so rates are consistently lower on weekends.

You can find data for your neighborhood using the postal code search tool below (the list continues later)

Local breakdown of daily figures

Daily figures are recorded below next to the running total (in brackets) since the start of the pandemic:

Nationwide, 19,875 more cases were recorded today, bringing the total since March to 1,493,383.

Another 341 people have died with the virus, meaning the UK death toll now stands at 54,626.

In a statement Thursday, Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said the city’s cases were increasing at a “rapid rate” despite the nationwide lockdown having elapsed for more than two weeks.

There are fears Bristol could be plunged into Level 3 restrictions – the strictest category – after the lockdown ends in December, unless the spread of the virus slows down.

Mr Rees has raised concerns about “dangerous rumors spreading online” about COVID-19 and urged people to follow the rules.

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