A further nine people have died after contracting coronavirus across the Bristol region over the past 24 hours.
The Department of Health’s latest data shows five deaths were reported in South Gloucestershire today (February 24).
Three more people died in North Somerset, and one in Bath and North East Somerset.
Across all four local authorities in the West of England, another 87 Covid cases were confirmed today – a drop from yesterday’s 106.
Bristol saw the biggest jump, with 43. Our city’s Covid rate per 100,000 population now stands at 109 – slightly below the national average of 119.9.
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South Gloucestershire reported the second-highest rise of 18, its rate is 102.8.
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: +7 (7,945)
Bristol: +43 (29,275)
North Somerset: +17 (9,602)
South Gloucestershire: +18 (14,443)
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