No new Covid deaths but 42 positive tests in Bristol

, No new Covid deaths but 42 positive tests in Bristol

The number of coronavirus patients being cared for in Bristol’s hospitals has dropped to below 30.

Government figures show there are 29 people in hospitals in the Bristol area who have tested positive for Covid, and two battling on ventilators.

At University Hospitals Bristol, which runs Bristol Royal Infirmary, there are 22 patients and seven at North Bristol Trust.

This compares to 450 Covid inpatients being treated in Bristol hospitals during the peak of our last wave, in mid-January.

Data released today also shows 42 new positive Covid tests in Bristol and its neighbouring areas over the past 24 hours.

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However, there were no new deaths within 28 days of a positive test in the city, leaving the total of such deaths recorded since the start of the pandemic at 1,348.

The Bristol city region saw the highest rise in cases out of the four areas, with 16 positive tests reported.

There were 12 new cases in South Gloucestershire, ten in North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset saw four positive tests.

The new cases in Bristol are part of a total of 3,402 recorded across the UK in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 4,353,668.

Breakdown of positive test results

The number of positive test results in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new positive test results in brackets.

  • Bristol – 30,690 (+16)

  • North Somerset – 10,034 (+10)

  • South Gloucestershire – 15,148 (+12)

  • Bath and North East Somerset – 8,203 (+4)

Covid death breakdown for each area

The number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test result in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new deaths in brackets.

  • Bristol – 468 (-)
  • North Somerset – 307 (-)
  • South Gloucestershire – 355 (-)
  • Bath and North East Somerset – 218 (-)

UK figures

There were four people whose deaths were recorded today, within 28 days of a positive test, across the UK.

Over 127,000 have lost their lives across the UK since the pandemic began, but the daily number of fatalities has been on the decline since the second peak on January 19.

There were also 179 people admitted to hospitals across the UK over the last 24 hours, with the total over the last seven days now sitting at 1,409 – a decline of over 200 on the previous week.

As things stand, the number of people who have received their first vaccine dose has almost hit 33 million, with the current total sitting at 32,932,448.

There have also now been over 10 million who have received their second jab.

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