One person dies with Covid in Bristol

There has been one new Covid-related death and nearly 1,000 new cases confirmed in the Bristol area over the last 24 hours.

The death within 28 days of a positive test was reported in our city, bringing the total in the area to 485 since the beginning of the pandemic.

It was the second Covid death in Bristol since May 2.

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There were a total of 417 new infections confirmed in Bristol today (July 13) – a decline on the record 474 that were reported on Monday (July 12).

The new positive tests recorded in Bristol were part of a total of 958 confirmed across the city and its surrounding areas over the last 24 hours.

There were 242 new cases in South Gloucestershire, with 148 in Bath and North East Somerset and 151 in North Somerset.

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a total of 79,971 positive lab tests returned across the region.

There were a total of 50 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test confirmed across the UK today – the highest daily figure in three months – bringing the total to 128,481, and 36,660 cases bringing the current total to 5,191,459.

The local rate of Covid cases across the city has also risen, with Bristol’s rate now 545.3 per 100,000 people – still the highest across the South West and all of southern England.

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South Gloucestershire’s rate is now 413.2, Bath and North East Somerset has 346.1 and North Somerset’s rate is 314.3.

These figures come the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that mass Covid restrictions, including mandatory wearing of face coverings and social distancing, would be lifted on July 19.

But the PM did warn that if deaths started to rise, he would look again at introducing new measures.

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

  • Bristol: 38,789 (+417)
  • Bath and North East Somerset: 10,324 (+148)
  • South Gloucestershire: 18,671 (+242)
  • North Somerset: 12,169 (+151)

Covid death breakdown for each Bristol 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, and deaths removed from the total following revisions to past data, in brackets.

  • Bristol: 485 (+1)
  • Bath and North East Somerset: 217 (-)
  • South Gloucestershire: 347 (-)
  • North Somerset: 318 (-)

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