The latest government figures show the Bristol area’s daily cases and Covid rate continue to fall.
Bristol now has the 86th highest rate of new cases across the country – dropping 36 places in one day.
If the city’s downward trend lasts, it could see our area being moved to Tier 2 when statuses are reviewed on December 16.
The city’s rate currently stands at 210 cases per 100,000 people. This is still significantly above the South West’s 103 and England’s 167.8
Bristol recorded 91 new infections today, 29 were confirmed in North Somerset and 27 in South Gloucestershire.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus death toll in the UK has risen by 205, with 12,330 more cases recorded.
A week ago, the number of infections increased by 15,450, which shows there has been a downward trend since last Monday.
The death toll last Monday, November 23, had increased by a similar amount of 206.
local breakdown of daily figures:
- BANES: + 17 (3,606)
- Bristol: +91 (15,275)
- North Somerset: +29 (4,100)
- South Gloucestershire: +27 (6,155)
Record numbers of coronavirus patients and a surge in emergency admissions are forcing health chiefs to cancel most planned operations at Bristol Royal Infirmary.
Bosses at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust, which runs the BRI, Children’s Hospital and Weston General, say “very significant pressure” is having a huge impact on elective surgery, with only urgent treatment, such as cancer, going ahead.
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He told a trust board meeting on Friday, November 27: “We are under very significant pressure.
“We are in excess of the first wave, without doubt.”