The increase in cases follows the news that a Nailsea father-of-two who died in the BRI over the weekend, following a positive test for coronavirus, has been named locally as Nick Matthews .
The figures also reveal that a total of 35 patients across the country have now died after testing positive for coronavirus while the number of confirmed cases has risen to 1,391.
The number of positive cases in Bristol is now said to be five while the number of cases in North Somerset remains zero.
There’s now two cases in the Bath and North East Somerset area.
On Thursday, it was confirmed a student at the University of Bristol had tested positively for COVID-19 after returning to the city from abroad.
Six other Bristol University students are currently self-isolating due to suspected coronavirus but have not knowingly been in contact with this confirmed case.
In other coronavirus news, the organiser of the Bath Half Marathon has defended his decision to let the race go ahead while pictures show empty shelves in Bristol as supermarkets begin cracking down on panic buying.
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Advice to prevent spread of virus
In most cases coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – is mild but everyone should carry on with good washing of hands and related personal hygiene measures, which include:
- Give your hands a good wash – it is the most effective action you can take. Use soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
- Put used tissues in the bin straight away and washing your hands afterwards
- It is good general practice to use cleaning wipes to give your keyboard, desk, phone etc. the once over on a regular basis.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
- Do NOT touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
If someone is feeling unwell and has the symptoms set out on the public health website they should not go to their doctors or a hospital. They should ring 111 to get further advice