Coronavirus: Daily cases continue to rise around Bristol

Cases of coronavirus continue to rise across the Bristol region with nearly 600 in a single day, latest government figures show.

Today, 592 cases were confirmed and neighbourhoods near the city centre (known as Bristol, city of) recorded 294 positive tests; roughly half of all the cases.

South Gloucestershire confirmed another 128 new cases, bringing its total to 11,354 since the start of the pandemic.

Drilling down into the smaller areas (called MSOAs), we can see the rolling rate of cases in each neighbourhood.

The government heatmap shows a high density of cases in the south east and north east of the city, with parts of Keynsham displaying a very high rolling rate of infection.

For example, Stockwood recorded 93 new cases of Covid-19 in the seven days leading up to January 11. This gave it a rolling rate of 880.8 per 100,000 people – which was far higher than that for the UK at 526.4.

Withywood and Whitchurch Park also had very high rates of 1290.5 and 837.4 respectively.

coronavirus daily cases continue to rise around bristol - Coronavirus: Daily cases continue to rise around Bristol
A heatmap showing case density in the seven days up to Jan 11
(Image: UK Gov)

Deaths:

According to Gov.uk, three people died yesterday in the City of Bristol with Covid-19 on their death certificate on January 15.
On Friday, January 14, two people died with Covid-19 on their death certificate.

On Thursday, January 13, three people died with Covid-19 on their death certificate. Three people on January 12, four people on January 11, seven people on January 10 and one person on January 9.

This means that 23 people have died in the past seven days so far, within 28 days of a positive test by date of death in Bristol.

Today’s figures (Saturday, January 16, 2021) have not yet been published.

This brings the current total of deaths in the area with Covid-19 to 377.

In North Somerset, two people died yesterday with Covid-19 on their death certificate on January 15.

On Friday, January 14, two people died with Covid-19 on their death certificate.

On Thursday, January 13, one person died with Covid-19 on their death certificate. Three people on January 12, four people on January 11, five people on January 10 and four people on January 9.

This means that 19 people have died in the past seven days so far, within 28 days of a positive test by date of death in North Somerset.

Today’s figures (Saturday, January 16, 2021) have not yet been published.

This brings the current total of deaths in the area with Covid-19 to 222.

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In South Gloucestershire, two people died yesterday with Covid-19 on their death certificate on January 15.

On Friday, January 14, one person died with Covid-19 on their death certificate.

On Thursday, January 13, there were no deaths recorded. Three people passed away on January 12, and no deaths recorded on January 11.

One person died on January 10 and no deaths were recorded on January 9.

This means that 7 people have died in the past seven days, within 28 days of a positive test by date of death in South Gloucestershire.

Today’s figures (Saturday, January 16, 2021) have not yet been published.

This brings the current total of deaths in the area with Covid-19 to 266.

Breakdown of positive test results

The daily rise is recorded below, with the accumulative figure since the pandemic began in brackets:

Bristol, city of: 294 (23,767)

South Gloucestershire: 128 (11,354)

North Somerset: 87 (7,735)

Bath and North East Somerset: 83 (6,439)

Around Bristol, 16 more people died today, within 28 days of a positive test for Covid-19. There have now been 88,590 deaths in the UK since the start of the pandemic.

Nationally, there were 41,346 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number since the start of the pandemic to 3,357,361.

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