Covid rates in the Bristol region remain worryingly high as one death and hundreds of new cases have been confirmed.
More than 600 new infections have been recorded across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire according to the latest government data.
One person died from coronavirus in South Gloucestershire – which is continuing to record one of the South West’s highest Covid rates, with 509 cases per 100,000 people.
Bristol’s rate is 418.8 and North Somerset 402.6, compared to the UK rate of 395.4.
Coronavirus is rampant near the city’s schools as well, as a new map shows.
Data by the National Educational Union is updated weekly and shows the Covid rates in the areas around a school.
Through the map, the Union is aiming to lobby the government to increase safety measures at schools and aim to keep the R rate consistently below 1.
You can check out rates on your nearest school on their.
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Here is the latest coronavirus data for today (Thursday, November 18):
The total number of cases confirmed in each region around Bristol, with the daily rise in brackets:
Bristol – 73,586 (+282)
North Somerset – 27,299 (+137)
South Gloucestershire – 40,825 (+219)
The total number of deaths recorded in each region:
Bristol – 573 (-)
North Somerset – 352 (-)
- South Gloucestershire – 389 (+1)
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