Two more coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed in the Bristol region over the past 24 hours.
One death was reported in Bristol, bringing our city’s total number of Covid fatalities to 493 since the pandemic first hit.
Another person also died in South Gloucestershire within 28 days of testing positive for the virus.
Data also shows the number of Covid patients being cared for in Bristol’s hospitals remains high compared to previous weeks.
There are currently 64 inpatients across Bristol, with 11 people battling on ventilators.
Public Health England‘s latest figures show 565 cases have been confirmed across all four local authorities that make up the West of England.
Bristol reported the most infections of 230, while South Gloucestershire recorded 150, North Somerset confirmed 80 and Bath and North East Somerset had 105.
Nationally there have been another 23,511 coronavirus infections, bringing the total for the United Kingdom to 5,745,526 since the start of the Covid pandemic.
There have however been another 131 people who have died within 28 days of receiving a positive Covid test across the UK.
This means the coronavirus death toll now stands at 129,303.
How many people have been vaccinated?
Across the United Kingdom there have been 46,653,796 first doses of the coronavirus vaccination given out, while 37,459,060 people have been double-jabbed.
In Gloucestershire, 473,832 people have had the first dose, while 389,197 people have had both injections.