Ten further people have died after contracting the virus in Bristol, the latest Government breakdown released today (January 13) shows.
Over the past week, fatalities have remained worryingly above our city’s average number of deaths throughout the pandemic. On Friday, another ten deaths were confirmed in one day.
Our city’s previous highest total before this was on April 12, when seven were reported.
Bristol’s Covid rate per 100,000 people has peaked at 505.2 – this compares to 110 just one month ago – and is now one of the highest in the South West.
A further 280 people tested positive for the virus in our city today.
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Meanwhile, five further deaths were confirmed in North Somerset, where 160 positive lab tests were returned. Two more Covid patients died in Bath and North East Somerset, where 104 infections were recorded.
Public Health England’s latest data – for January 5 – shows Bristol’s hospitals had 275 Covid patients, rising from 252 confirmed on December 30.
Breakdown of new cases
The daily rise in cases for each part of the region is recorded below, with the total figure during the pandemic in brackets:
Bath and North East Somerset: +104 (6,149)
Bristol: +280 (22,859)
North Somerset: +160 (7,414)
South Gloucestershire: +181 (10,889)
A further 1,564 people have died of coronavirus – the highest number of UK deaths reported on a single day since the outbreak began.
As the UK sees grim statistics exceeding those of the first wave, 47,525 new cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health today.