More than 100 new covid cases recorded in Bristol region

The Bristol area has continued to see high numbers of new coronavirus cases recorded across the region, with 122 cases reported over the last 24 hours.

The latest figures, published by Public Health England, revealed the region recorded more than 100 new cases for the third day in a row. Today’s stats follow on from 116 cases recorded yesterday.

Bristol City reported the highest number of new cases today, with 73 positive tests returned.

South Gloucestershire recorded 28 new cases and Bath and North East Somerset found 18 new cases. Another 23 cases were discovered in North Somerset.

It brings the total number of cases in the region since the start of the pandemic to 65,861.

Meanwhile, the seven-day rolling infection rates continued to increase in every part of the region.

Bristol City had the highest infection rate at 49.6 new cases per 100,000 people, up from 43.4.

South Gloucestershire suffered a sizeable increase to its rate, which jumped from 17.2 new cases per 100,000 to 23.5.

Meanwhile, the rate in Bath and North East Somerset increased from 19.1 to 21.7.

North Somerset’s infection rate increased from 17.7 to 21.4.

Vaccinations

Government data up to June 12 shows that of the 70,741,984 jabs given in the UK so far, 41,291,331 were first doses and 29,165,140 were second doses.

In South Gloucestershire, of the 315,963 jabs given so far, 182,296 were first doses and 133,667 were second doses.

Deaths

The Government said 12 more people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 127,896.

The Government also said that there had been a further 7,738 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

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