Two more coronavirus deaths in Somerset as new cases continue to rise


The deaths of two more people from the coronavirus in Somerset were confirmed within 24 hours of Christmas Eve, according to the latest government figures.
And the number of people who test positive for the covid-19 virus has also continued to rise, along with the very large weekly “case rate”, which is used to determine the level of restrictions the area is placed in.

Within 24 hours to 5 p.m. on December 24, Christmas Eve, the deaths of two people in Somerset were recorded.

This brings the total number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for the coronavirus in Somerset to 269. or people who died within 60 days of a positive test – and those two numbers are higher.

Both deaths involved people from the Mendip area in Somerset, bringing the total number who died there to 65.

There were also three other deaths of people in North Somerset recorded within 24 hours to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Across the UK, another 574 deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 69,625.

New cases of covid-19

The number of people living in each area who tested positive in the last few days was recorded and added to the figures within 24 hours to 5 p.m. on December 24.

Mendip 34

West Somerset et Taunton 60

Somerset sud 44

Sedgemoor 51

and over the border in ancient Avon…

North Somerset 105

B & NES 47

Case rates

This is the number of positive coronavirus tests in each area, per 100,000, on a weekly average for the seven days ending December 19 – Saturday.

West Somerset et Taunton 181 (this figure had increased by 93.2% compared to the previous seven days)

Sedgemoor 187

Mendip 143

Somerset sud 156,8

General Somerset: 167 (up 40% the previous seven days)

And across the border in the Somerset part of old Avon:

B & NES 118 (up 46.8% over the previous seven days)

North Somerset 180 (up 43%)

In the Somerset region, there are only two local areas with a case rate above 400 cases per 100,000 – at Weston Uphill in North Somerset and at Wedmore & Mark in Sedgemoor district, where the case rate increased to 449.


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