Somerset coronavirus update as area records no new cases –

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Somerset coronavirus update as area records no new cases – fr


Thirteen more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Somerset in the past 24 hours (May 29).
Mendip has seen no increase in its number of cases, while Sedgemoor has seen a previous case removed from its total.

There were six new cases in North Somerset, three new infections in Bath and North East Somerset and South Somerset and one in Somerset West and Taunton.

Two regions of Somerset remain among those with the lowest Covid-19 infection rates in the country.

Mendip and Somerset South have infection rates well below the UK national average of 24.8.

Coronavirus infection rates in UK districts are measured per 100,000 inhabitants.

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It is calculated by dividing the number of cases over seven days by the population of the region and multiplying that number by 100,000.

Mendip has an infection rate of 5.2, with six cases found there in the week to May 24. This places it as the 54th lowest area in the UK out of 380 possible locations.

South Somerset is only slightly higher with a turnover rate of 3.6 – with six new cases in the same period – placing it 21st in the league tables.

The government said seven more people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the UK total to 127,775.

Zone-by-zone distribution of new positive test results

The number of positive test results in each area since the start of the pandemic is recorded below, with new positive test results recorded in the past 24 hours in parentheses – cases may also be removed as data are revised:

  • Bath et North East Somerset: 8 319 (+3)
  • Mendip: 3 493 (-)
  • Somerset du Nord: 10 162 (+6)
  • Moor de Carex: 5 470 (-1)
  • Somerset West et Taunton : 6 013 (+1)
  • Somerset sud : 5 486 (+3)

Death within 28 days of a positive test result

The statistics show the total number of people who died within 28 days of a positive test result, with any changes in the past 24 hours in parentheses:

  • Bath et North East Somerset : 218 (-)
  • Mendip : 163 (+2)
  • Somerset Nord : 315 (-)
  • Sedgemoor : 161 (-)
  • Somerset West and Taunton: 203 (-)
  • Somerset Sud : 153 (-)

Government data up to May 28 shows that of the 63,960,762 injections given in the UK so far, 39,068,346 were first doses – an increase of 197,146 the day before.

Some 24,892,416 were second doses, an increase of 414,364.

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