Three hundred people a day caught Covid in Bristol

Another 300 people in Bristol tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, as infections across the city remain stubbornly high.

The 300 positive cases were reported in the 24 hours to 4pm on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people who have had covid in the city to 51,144.

There were no new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours in Bristol, but the number of people in hospital with the virus remains at 74 – split between Southmead Hospital, the BRI and Weston General.. A total of 14 people are on ventilators as the most serious Covid cases.

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The 300 cases in the past day is roughly the average it’s been throughout August. The number of people testing positive in Bristol peaked in July at 848 on July 15, but dropped quickly when the schools broke up in the third week of last month.

Since then, the daily number of new cases has varied around 250-350, and the ‘case rate’ – the number of cases per 100,000 of the population, has remained stubbornly around the 400 mark since the end of July.

In North Somerset, a total of 113 people’s positive tests were recorded on Wednesday, and the case rate in North Somerset has been slowly rising since the beginning of August. On August 3 it was 200, and the latest figures show it is 265.

In South Gloucestershire, a total of 152 new cases were registered on Wednesday, and again, the case rate in Yate, Kingswood and Thornbury is also gradually rising again. It fell to 290 on August 3, but has risen gradually to 334 in the latest figures.

There was one death from covid recorded in South Gloucestershire in the last 24 hours.

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