Over 640 new coronavirus cases reported in Bristol

Bristol has recorded 645 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours according to Public Health England.

This is 303 more cases than the number recorded yesterday of 342.

Today (Saturday, November 14) over 400 people gathered for an anti-lockdown march were Avon and Somerset Police had to arrest 14 people.

Chief Inspector Mark Runacres said police couldn’t “legally or morally facilitate” today’s event saying it would help spread Covid-19.

North Somerset has also seen a large increase with 208 new infections reported today (Saturday, November 14) up from yesterday’s 80.

Continuing the trend South Gloucester reported 333 new cases up from yesterday’s 117.

South Gloucestershire is facing an “all time high” in Covid-19 cases and could see further lockdown restrictions if rules are not followed, the council has warned.

And ‘really worrying’ figures show North Somerset’s coronavirus cases are at their highest ever daily rate.

In the UK today another 26, 860 people tested positive for the virus, and 172, 915 have tested positive in the last seven days.

This is up 8.2 % on the week before.

Another 462 deaths were reported across the UK today with 2,878 reported in the last week.

Local breakdown of daily figures:

  • B&NES: (2,693) + 139

  • Bristol: (11,008) + 645
  • North Somerset: (3,164) + 208
  • South Gloucestershire: (4,752) + 333

R rate

The coronavirus growth rate in the South West is once again the highest in the country – and our figures are still increasing.

Government statistics released this afternoon (Friday, November 13) show both the reproduction (R) and growth rate in the South West are potentially England’s highest.

The growth rate, which reflects how quickly the number of infections are changing, is now between +4 and +7 per cent – slightly above last week’s +3 to +7.

Our data is marginally higher than the South East, which is between +3 to +6.

Deaths

A total of 30 deaths have been recorded in Bristol and its neighbouring areas over the past seven days.

Bristol accounted for almost half of that figure, with 12 people dying in the city. One death was confirmed today (November 13).

Nine were in South Gloucestershire, six in North Somerset and three in Bath and North East Somerset.

Throughout the summer months, and into September all three areas went weeks without reporting a single death.

In October, Bristol was averaging around two deaths ever seven days.

While the South West’s reproduction (R) has remained static, and is still between 1.2 and 1.4.

It means, on average, every 10 infected people will pass it on to between 12 and 14 others.

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