All areas in Bristol region record rise in coronavirus cases

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Four further patients have tested positive for coronavirus in Bristol today (July 9), bringing our total to 1,286.

Cases of the deadly virus shot up last week, when the figures were updated to include tests carried out in the community as well as the tests carried out in NHS and Public Health England facilities.

Public Health England’s latest data shows South Gloucestershire now has 743 cases after a rise of two.

As of 4:04pm on Thursday, North Somerset’s total stood at 909 following an increase of one.

Bath and North East Somerset was the only district not to record a new case, its total remains at 336.

The South West’s rate is the lowest in the country, standing at 228.8.

Meanwhile, the North West now has the highest rate in the England with 591.1, beating the North East’s 568.5.

Across the UK there’s been 287,621 lab-confirmed cases after a spike of 642 today.

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Coronavirus deaths

It’s been more than two weeks since a patient died at either of Bristol’s hospital trusts after contracting Covid-19. The last death was on June 26 at University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust.

North Bristol Trust, which runs Southmead Hospital, has recorded 119 patient deaths since the start of the pandemic – the most recent of which was more than two weeks ago on June 22.

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust, which runs Bristol Royal Infirmary and Weston General, has reported 151.

Nationally, 85 further patients have died after contracting the virus, bringing the UK’s total to 44,602 deaths.

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