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Coronavirus: Heatmap predicts sharp drop in active cases in Somerset area Bath City News

A study tracking active Covid cases across the UK has predicted a sharp drop in an area in Somerset.

New data from the COVID Symptom Study, an app that tracks people with symptoms of the virus across the country, suggests that 33,433 Britons are currently infected with ‘Symptomatic Covid’, as of 5 a.m. yesterday (Wednesday April 14).

The study relies on user submissions documenting their symptoms, which helps track active cases in which symptoms are displayed.

The national total has declined by around 4,000 over the past two days, continuing a trend that has seen the number of national cases decline significantly in recent weeks.

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This decline is also seen in Somerset, with active cases falling again in all parts of the county.

A particularly sharp drop in cases has been seen in North Somerset over the past 48 hours, with the region now expected to have 42 infections – 104 fewer than on Monday.

There were slight drops in all other regions, with Bath and North East Somerset now having the most in the county (44) after a drop of nine active cases.

However, Taunton Deane, which has seen a drop of 10 cases, is now believed to have the highest rate of active cases in the county.

The rate is calculated in each area by taking the number of active symptomatic cases as a proportion of the number of people contributing to the study, and extrapolating this to find the number of cases that would be ongoing in an area of ​​one million people. .

Taunton Deane has a rate of 238 active cases per million people, just ahead of Bath and North East Somerset at 233 per million people.

South Somerset (206 per million) is the only other area to have a rate above 200.

Active cases estimated in Somerset Map showing the current expected level of active cases in Bath and Somerset (Image: Covid Symptom Study)

The estimated total number of people currently with Covid in each district of Somerset is as follows, as of 5 a.m. yesterday (Wednesday April 14), with the infection rate per million people in parentheses, is as follows:

North Somerset – 42 (199 per 1,000,000) (-104 from April 12) Bath and North East Somerset – 44 (233 per 1,000,000) (-9) South Somerset – 34 (206 per 1,000,000) (-2) Sedgemoor – 20 (161 per 1,000,000) (-9) Taunton Deane – 28 (238 per 1,000,000) (-10) Mendip – 22 (191 per 1,000,000) (-5) West Somerset – no data available (last recorded data was 13 on the 21st March)

These figures take into account estimated cases involving patients who have not been tested for the coronavirus, which is why in some cases they differ from the actual number of cases confirmed by Public Health England.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-15 10:12:54