Bristol coronavirus cases down from yesterday’s with one more death recorded

The Bristol area has recorded 518 new cases of coronavirus, with three further Covid-related deaths in the region – down from 675 yesterday.

A total of 281 cases were found in Bristol city according to the latest figures from Public Health England today (August 8).

South Gloucestershire had the second-highest number of new cases in the region after 94 were found in the last 24 hours.

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Bath and North East Somerset recorded 88 new cases while North Somerset found another 55.

Today’s update means there has now been a total of 100,900 confirmed cases of the virus in the Bristol region since the start of the pandemic.

One further death has been recorded in the region, in Bath and North East Somerset, taking total deaths in the region to 1,400.

Nationally, the Government said a further 39 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 130,321.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 155,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

As of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 27,429 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said.

Government data up to August 7 shows that of the 86,466,264 Covid jabs given in the UK, 47,036,796 were first doses, and some 39,429,468 were second doses.

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