Coronavirus cases spike following bank holiday lull in reporting

There have been 28 new coronavirus cases recorded in Bristol over the last 24 hours, the latest government figures show on Tuesday (May 4).

The rise in coronavirus cases exceeds those recorded yesterday – a total of four.

Over weekends and bank holidays reporting of cases tends to slow, which would explain the seemingly stark spike in today’s cases.

Government figures released this evening show that in the last 24-hour period on record, right people in Bristol city tested positive for the virus.

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Across the West of England region, which also covers South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset, 20 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded today.

Cases

The number of positive test results in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with positive test results from the last 24 hours in brackets:

  • Bristol – 30,856 (eight new cases)
  • North Somerset – 10,102 (two new cases)
  • Bath and North East Somerset – 8,253 (six new cases)

  • South Gloucestershire – 15,244 (12 new cases)

The Government said a further four people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 127,543.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 152,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 1,946 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,423,796.

Government data up to May 3 shows that of the 50,297,911 jabs given in the UK so far, 34,667,904 were first doses – a rise of 79,304 on the previous day.

Some 15,630,007 were second doses, an increase of 129,058.

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