More than 600 cases of coronavirus have been recorded across the Bristol region as cases continue to rise after lockdown restrictions were eased.
Today’s figures, published On July 1 by Public Health England, revealed that 602 new cases were recorded across the region in the last 24 hours – the largest number since January 21, 2021.
Bristol City discovered the highest number of new cases, with 304 positive tests returned during the last 24 hours. South Gloucestershire had the second-highest number at 124.
Meanwhile, 97 cases were found in North Somerset and another 77 in Bath and North East Somerset.
It brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the region to 71,345 since the start of the pandemic.
As of 9am on Thursday, there had been a further 27,989 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said, the highest daily reported cases since January 29.
The Government said a further 22 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 128,162.
Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
Government data up to June 30 shows that of the 77,909,177 Covid jabs given in the UK so far, 44,860,978 were first doses – a rise of 141,216 on the previous day.
Some 33,048,199 were second doses, an increase of 175,749.
The number of positive test results in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new positive test results in brackets.
- Bristol: 34,562 (+304)
- Bath and North East Somerset: 9,148 (+77)
- North Somerset: 10,984 (+97)
- South Gloucestershire: 16,651 (+124)
Covid death breakdown for each Bristol area
The number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test result in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new deaths, and deaths removed from the total following revisions to past data, in brackets.
- Bristol: 483 (-)
- Bath and North East Somerset: 217 (-)
- North Somerset: 318 (-)
- South Gloucestershire: 347 (-)