More than 25 schools reported Covid ‘outbreaks’ across Bristol

More than 25 schools and early years settings have reported Covid ‘outbreaks’ across Bristol.

The latest council figures say: “27 schools or early year settings have reported outbreaks of COVID-19 among children or staff, in line with the new guidance from the Department for Education, as of 24 November.”

Three workplaces and 13 per cent of care homes are also managing Covid outbreaks.

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Government figures show more than 400 news cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the Bristol region today (Thursday, November 25).

One Covid death was also confirmed in South Gloucestershire in the latest data.

However, Bristol City Council did confirm today that Bristol’s current rate of infection stands at 402 cases per 100,000 people, which is below the England rate of 424 cases per 100,000.

The council added in its bi-weekly update that there are currently 106 people in Bristol hospitals receiving treatment for Covid-19.

Bristol saw the highest number of new cases in the region today, with 230 infections confirmed, while other regions all recorded less than 150 new cases.

46 per cent of current cases in Bristol are concentrated in the 30-59 age group, 33 per cent of cases are among those under 20, while those over 60 account for less than 8 per cent of cases.

The vaccination program in schools continues apace, with children aged 12-15 able to book one dose of a Covid vaccine.

In Bristol, 339,166 people over 16 (or 79 per cent of the population) have had one dose of a Covid vaccine, and 315,738 people (or 73 per cent) of people over 16 have had both doses of a vaccine.

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The total number of cases confirmed in each region around Bristol, with the daily rise in brackets:

  • Bristol – 74,6855 (+230)

  • Bath and North East Somerset: 27,662 (+105)

  • North Somerset: 28,204 (+141)

  • South Gloucestershire – N/A (none available)

The total number of deaths recorded in each region:

  • Bristol – 574 (-)

  • Bath and North East Somerset: 259 (-)

  • North Somerset – 356 (-)

  • South Gloucestershire – 392 (+1)

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