A further 11 people have died after contracting coronavirus across Bristol and its neighbouring areas.
The Department of Health’s latest data (January 31) show deaths and infections remain high despite nearly a month of lockdown.
A total of 346 new cases were confirmed across the Bristol area over the past 24 hours.
Four people died in South Gloucestershire, where 90 new cases were recorded.
Four deaths were in Bath and North East Somerset, where 48 more infections were confirmed.
Two further people died in Bristol, as 148 new cases were reported in our city.
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Data also shows that as of January 26, Bristol’s hospitals had 419 Covid patients – down slightly from 430 confirmed on Tuesday, January 19.
The breakdown of new cases
The daily rise in cases for each part of the region is recorded below, with the total figure during the pandemic in brackets:
Bath and North East Somerset: +48 (7,435)
Bristol: +148 (26,898)
North Somerset: +60 (8,861)
South Gloucestershire: +90 (13,113)
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The South West has the joint-highest coronavirus R rate in the country, according to the latest estimates.
Our region’s reproductive number stands at 0.8 to 1.1, which means the disease is spreading faster across our area than most of the country.
It means that on average every 10 people who have contracted the virus could infect up to 11 others.