Triple-figure rise recorded in Bristol region as Covid cases increase

, Triple-figure rise recorded in Bristol region as Covid cases increase

Every area in the Bristol region has reported a rise in daily coronavirus cases – as a triple-figure total is confirmed for the first time in months.

Bristol recorded the biggest rise, with 57 new infections – an increase from yesterday’s 52, Tuesday’s 38 and Monday’s 40.

This time last month, on May 10, 13 new cases were reported.

Bristol’s Covid rate per 100,000 people stands at 43.4 – which is lower than the national average of 50.3, but above the South West’s 18.3.

South Gloucestershire confirmed the second-highest jump of 28. This district has now had 15,477 positive lab tests since the pandemic first hit.

Bath and North East Somerset recorded a further 19 cases today (June 10) and North Somerset had 14.

As of June 8, two Covid patients are currently being cared for at University Hospitals Bristol, which runs Bristol Royal Infirmary.

No new Covid-related deaths were recorded in the area over the past 24 hours.

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UK figures

The Government said seven more people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 127,867.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Thursday, there had been a further 7,393 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

Government data up to June 8 shows that of the 69,743,980 jabs given in the UK so far, 40,886,878 were first doses – a rise of 176,559 on the previous day.

Some 28,857,102 were second doses, an increase of 316,258.

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