Bristol Covid latest: Two more deaths and 1,445 new cases recorded

Two new covid-related deaths have been recorded in the Bristol region within the last 24 hours according to the latest figures.

The fatalities were confirmed as official government data published this evening October 21) show there were 1,445 fresh positive cases of coronavirus across the Bristol area.

The government data shows two covid-related deaths were recorded in North Somerset where 343 fatalities have now been reported since the pandemic started.

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It means there have now been 1,510 covid-related deaths across the region.

Official figures show that there have now been 144,282 cases of the virus in the region since the start of the pandemic.

The highest number of cases was found in Bristol where 463 positive tests were returned.

The area with the lowest number of daily cases was Bath and North East Somerset with 303 new positive cases.

The Government said that as of 9am on Thursday there had been a further 52,009 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK which is the highest number of daily reported cases since July 17.

The Government said a further 115 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 139,146.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 164,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Government data up to October 20 shows that of the 95,014,529 Covid jabs given in the UK, 49,554,407 were first doses, a rise of 49,080 on the previous day.

Some 45,460,122 were second doses, an increase of 26,365.

The total number of cases confirmed in each region around Bristol, with the daily rise in brackets, are as follows:

  • City of Bristol – 65,181 (+463)

  • North Somerset – 22,953 (+315)

  • South Gloucestershire – 34,180 (+364)

  • Bath and North East Somerset – 21,968 (+303)

The total number of deaths recorded in each region, with any increase in brackets, is as follows:

  • City of Bristol – 547 (-)

  • North Somerset – 343 (+2)

  • South Gloucestershire – 380 (-)

  • Bath and North East Somerset – 240 (-)

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