Covid outbreaks rise in Bristol’s workplaces and care homes

covid outbreaks rise in bristols workplaces and care homes - Covid outbreaks rise in Bristol's workplaces and care homes

Coronavirus outbreaks across Bristol’s care homes and workplace continue to increase.

The latest data shows 46 per cent of our city’s care homes had more than two cases over the past week – up from 41 per cent last Monday.

Council chiefs say ‘guidance is under regular review to ensure the safety’ of everyone at these homes.

During a Downing Street press conference on Monday, Matt Hancock confirmed that all care home residents and staff members have now been offered the life-saving jab.

Figures also show there have been outbreaks at 46 workplaces across our city. This compares to 31 confirmed last Monday.

And 16 per cent of the city’s schools reported at least one student or staff member with COVID-19.

However, cases across Bristol are continuing to fall. This week our city’s rate per 100,000 people had dropped to 288, compared to 385 reported seven days ago.

A council spokesperson said: “Areas which have had very high rates in recent weeks, including South Bristol, East Bristol and North West Bristol are beginning to see a decrease.

“Public health teams continue to monitor the situation closely and work with local communities to stem the spread of infection and support residents.”

People aged between 30 to 59 still account for almost half of all of our city’s cases.

Here’s an age breakdown of infections:

  • 13% of cases are in the under 20 age group
  • 23% of cases are in the 20-29 age group
  • 47% of cases are in the 30-59 age group
  • 17% of cases are amongst those aged 60 years or over.

And a further three deaths, and 197 positive lab tests were confirmed in Bristol over the past 24 hours (February 1).

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