Record number of Covid cases confirmed in Bristol

There has been a new record number of Covid cases recorded in Bristol over the last 24 hours.

Government figures show that 479 new infections were confirmed in our city today (July 13) – a significant rise from yesterday’s 417.

This also tops the 474 cases recorded on Monday, which was the previous most seen in a 24-hour period during the pandemic.

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The new positive tests recorded in Bristol were part of a total of 1,038 confirmed across the city and its surrounding areas over the last 24 hours – the first time there have been more than 1,000 cases across the four regions.

There were 208 in South Gloucestershire, 158 in Bath and North East Somerset and 193 in North Somerset.

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a total of 81,009 positive lab tests returned across the region.

No deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test have been recorded in the Bristol area over the past 24 hours.

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There were a total of 49 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test confirmed across the UK today, bringing the total to 128,530, and 42,302 cases – the highest daily rise since January 15 – bringing the current total to 5,233,207.

The local rate of Covid cases across the city has also risen, with Bristol’s rate now 558.7 per 100,000 people – still the highest across the South West and all of southern England.

South Gloucestershire’s rate is now 440.9, Bath and North East Somerset has 366.3 and North Somerset’s rate is 333.9.

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

  • Bristol: 39,268 (+479)
  • Bath and North East Somerset: 10,500 (+158)
  • South Gloucestershire: 18,879 (+208)
  • North Somerset: 12,362 (+193)

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 (-)
  • Bath and North East Somerset: 217 (-)
  • South Gloucestershire: 347 (-)
  • North Somerset: 318 (-)

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