The areas of Bristol with two of the highest Covid rates in the UK

Two areas of Bristol have some of the highest coronavirus case rates in the UK, the latest government figures have shown.

Cotham, and Pill and Easton, both recorded a rate of more than 400 positive tests per 100,000 people in the seven days prior to June 14.

Another 187 new cases were found across Bristol today, and while no new deaths within 28 days of a positive test were confirmed, four people remain in hospital with the virus.

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In Cotham, 50 new cases have been recorded in a week, which represented a spike of 1,150 per cent on the previous seven days.

It now has a case rate of 557.2 per 100,000 people – a figure akin to that for Blackburn with Darwen, one of the areas of the country worst affected by the Delta variant.

Pill and Easton has also seen its number of positive tests skyrocket. A total of 30 new cases were found there in the seven days prior to June 14, in what was a 200 per cent jump in infections.

With a case rate of 477, it is also one of the hardest-hit parts of the country.

Yesterday, three more Bristol neighbourhoods were moved up to the third most severe category for coronavirus case rates.

Daily cases in Bristol

Bristol, city of: 115 cases, rate of 112.6

South Gloucestershire: 46 cases, rate of 73

North Somerset: 26 cases, rate of 60

Bath and North East Somerset: 29 cases, rate of 83.3

Across the UK, 31 million people have now had both doses of a Covid vaccine but 10,321 tested positive for the virus today. This was an increase of 33.2 per cent in the last seven days.

Graphic showing the percentage of vaccine doses given in the UK
Graphic showing the percentage of vaccine doses given in the UK
(Image: UK Government)

Another 14 people nationally lost their lives following a positive test, although no uptick in fatalities since the arrival of the Delta variant can yet be seen on government graphs.

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