Another two people in Bristol have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the city’s total confirmed cases so far to 1,278.
While it might seem that life has gone back to normal today, as pubs and restaurants and other businesses reopen, the virus is very much still a threat and is making itself known in Bristol.
The government’s daily figures show that, in the last 24-hour period recorded, two more cases have been confirmed in the city.
There was a huge spike earlier this 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.
That resulted in Bristol’s figures rising from 729 to 1,276, and this figure continues to creep up.
The statistics published today (Saturday, July 4) also recorded a rises in North Somerset, rising by three from 905 to 908.
The rate of infection in Bristol is now above the South West rate, at 275.8 cases per 100,000 population compared to a regional rate of 227.5.
Nationally, there were a further 624 cases confirmed in today’s data set, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 284,900.
There have been an additional 64 deaths, meaning 44,198 people have now died from the virus in the UK.
Neither of Bristol’s hospital trusts have recorded any coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to a separate set of figures released by the government.
North Bristol Trust, which runs Southmead Hospital, has recorded 119 patient deaths since the start of the pandemic – the most recent of which was recorded on June 22.
University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust, which runs Bristol Royal Infirmary and Weston General, has recorded 151.
The most recent was recorded on June 26, when two people lost their lives to the virus.