The total number of Mendip cases increased by just one today, Saturday March 27, when in a single region, more than five new cases were recorded.
That region is southern Somerset, where 27 new cases have been reported today.
The latest statistics show that no new deaths linked to Covid-19 have been reported in the county.
Overall, a total of 47 new cases have been recorded here today – most of them recorded in southern Somerset.
To put Mendip’s latest case total into perspective, on January 4, at the height of the second wave, 73 cases were reported in one day.
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Zone by zone distribution
The number of positive test results in each area since the start of the pandemic are shown below, with the new positive test results in parentheses.
- Bath et North East Somerset: 8161 (+4)
- Mendip: 3 403 (+1)
- North Somerset: 9 946 (+5)
- Sedgemoor: 5 262 (+5)
- Somerset West et Taunton: 5 898 (+5)
- Somerset sud: 5 327 (+27)
These are the latest data on deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.
- Bath and North East Somerset – 218 (no change)
- Mendip – 161 (no change)
- North Somerset – 306 (no change)
- Sedgemoor – 154 (no change)
- Somerset West and Taunton – 202 (no change)
- South Somerset – 151 (no change)
Across the UK today, the government said another 58 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the UK total to 126,573.
Separate figures released by UK statistical agencies show that there are now 149,000 registered deaths in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
The government also said as of 9 a.m. on Saturday there had been an additional 4,715 laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK.
This brings the total to 4,329,180.
Government data up to March 26 shows that of the 33,020,952 jabs administered in the UK so far, 29,727,435 were first doses – an increase of 411,305 the day before.
Some 3,293,517 were second doses, an increase of 283,654.