Four new Covid deaths in Bristol region as fewer than 1,000 new cases recorded

Fewer than 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Bristol region today, solidifying a recent trend of daily cases fluctuating around the thousand mark.

A total of 905 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Bristol and surrounding areas today, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 320,749.

Sadly, four new deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test were recorded today, bringing the total number of lives lost in our region since the start of the pandemic to 1,807.

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In happier news, one neighbourhood within the Bristol region, Barton Hill, has seen coronavirus cases decline so much that they’re now considered to be part of the dark ‘blue zone’. This indicates a case rate of 200-399 cases per 100,000 people and is the first time any area of Bristol has been within this zone since before the Omicron wave.

Meanwhile, patients at an urgent care centre in south Bristol waited up to three and a half hours to be assessed for treatment at the end of last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, an inspection found. South Bristol Community Hospital is run by private company Sirona Care and Health, which was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in November and December 2021.

A routine inspection of its community inpatient and urgent care services found that safety in the facilities “requires improvement”. As well as the community hospital in south Bristol, Sirona runs a number of other core health services across the city, as well as in North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

The number of positive test results in each area of the Bristol region since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new positive test results recorded today (Saturday, February 19) in brackets:

  • Bath and North East Somerset: 49,095 (+139)

  • Bristol: 139,585 (+404)

  • North Somerset: 53,296 (+144)
  • South Gloucestershire: 78,773 (+218)

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: 289 (-)

  • Bristol: 664 (-)
  • North Somerset: 413 (+2)
  • South Gloucestershire: 441 (+2)

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