Daily cases of coronavirus double across Bristol

, Daily cases of coronavirus double across Bristol

The number of cases recorded daily in Bristol has doubled over the last 24 hours, the latest government figures show.

The rise in coronavirus cases – just two – recorded yesterday (Sunday, May 2) was the smallest the city has seen in months.

Government figures released this evening (Monday, May 3) show that in the last 24-hour period on record, four people in Bristol city tested positive for the virus.

A chart on the government’s website, which logs each daily rise since March 2020, suggests that this is one of the lowest since mid-September – before the second wave of the virus hit.

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Death data were not available below UK level today, due to the bank holiday.

Across the West of England region, which also covers South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset, eight 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 – 30,848 (Four new cases)
  • North Somerset – 10,100 (two new cases)
  • Bath and North East Somerset – 8,247 (one new case)

  • South Gloucestershire – 15,232 (three new case)

While the case numbers are encouraging, health officials are still urging people to be cautious to ensure the next stage of lockdown lifting can go ahead safely on May 17.

Bristol City Council’s most recent coronavirus report from last week read: “It is positive to see the background rate of infection dropping, but the situation remains fragile.

“We must continue to be vigilant and remember: hands, face, space, fresh air.”

Across the UK today, a further 1,649 new cases of the virus were recorded, bringing the overall total since the pandemic began to 4,421,850.

Another 14 people in the UK have died within 28 days of testing positive.

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