Covid case breakdown in Bristol region as almost every area sees decline

The daily rise in coronavirus cases has declined across every area in the Bristol region in the last 24 hours.

Yesterday, 2,745 new covid cases were confirmed across the West of England, but today (Saturday, January 8) Government figures recorded 2,330.

The decline of more than 400 cases could be a positive sign in the fight against the Omicron variant.

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The city of Bristol recorded the highest number of daily cases in the region at 1,133, a decline from yesterday’s figure of 1,184.

South Gloucestershire recorded 501 new cases, compared to 637 reported the day before.

North Somerset dropped from 513 cases yesterday to 364 in the 24-hour period accounted for.

Meanwhile Bath and North East Somerset reported 332 cases today, a drop on yesterday’s number of 411 cases.

There was one new covid-related death reported in the region within Bath and North East Somerset.

The UK recorded 146,390 daily cases, another consecutive day of decline, with 130,330 of those coming from within England.

However, the death toll continues to creep up and more than 150,000 people in the UK have now died since the start of the pandemic, within 28 days of testing positive for the virus.

The number of positive test results in each area in and around Bristol since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new positive test results in brackets:

  • Bath and North East Somerset: 37,760 (+332)

  • City of Bristol: 105,338 (+1,133)
  • North Somerset: 39,150 (+364)

  • South Gloucestershire: 59,016 (+501)

The number of deaths recorded in each area of Bristol since the beginning of the pandemic is as follows, with new deaths within 28 days of a positive test in brackets:

  • Bath and North East Somerset: 269 (+1)
  • City of Bristol: 608 (-)
  • North Somerset: 367 (-)
  • South Gloucestershire: 411 (-)

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