Bristol has the second highest case rate in the south west per 100,000 people according to a seven-day rolling average.
Monday’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority in England shows Bristol’s case rate per 100,000 people currently stands at 3.7, an increase of 55 per cent from the seven days previous to this.
The figures also show that Swindon in Wiltshire has a case rate of 16.2 per 100,000 people, much higher than other areas across the south west.
The list is based on Public Health England figures updated on July 27 on the Government’s coronavirus online dashboard.
The figures, for the seven days to July 24, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).
The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.
Data for the most recent three days (July 25-27) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.
It is important to note that Bristol and the south west has the lowest case rate per 100,000 people in comparison to other areas of the UK.
Across the rest of the UK, Blackburn and Darwen has the largest case rate at 77.2 with Leicester second with 61.9. Oldham, Bradford and Trafford complete the top five, with Sandwell, Calderdale, Manchester, Luton and Peterborough all having high case rates.
Some places across our region have seen dips in case rates when compared to the week before.
South Gloucestershire has seen a -33% decrease in the case rate over the last seven days, with a case rate of 1.4, whilst other areas across the south west such as Gloucestershire, Devon and Dorset have also seen a decrease in the case rate.
Here is the list in full, showing the rate of new cases in the seven days to July 24, followed by percentage increase or decrease for the previous seven days to July 17.
Swindon 16.2 112%
Bristol 3.7 55%
Torbay 3.7 150%
Bath and North East Somerset 3.6 133%
Wiltshire 3.6 80%
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 3.3 280%
Gloucestershire 2.1 -7%
North Somerset 1.9 0%
Devon 1.6 -32%
Plymouth 1.5 0%
South Gloucestershire 1.4 -33%
Somerset 1.3 0%
Dorset 0.8 -40%