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A district in Somerset has the lowest Covid-19 rate in the UK, according to the latest figures.

Mendip has a turnover rate of 2.6, which is the lowest in the country, while South Somerset and Somerset West and Taunton are also in the top ten areas with the lowest rates among 380 locations.

South Somerset’s rate is 3.6, while Somerset West and Taunton’s rate is 4.5.

This means that there are on average 2.6 cases of coronavirus recorded daily per 100,000 population in Mendip.

This is a fraction of the UK-wide infection rate, which currently stands at 51.7 as of June 10.

Meanwhile, Sedgemoor’s rate is 11.4, North Somerset’s rate is 17.7, and Bath and North East Somerset’s rate is 18.6.

Mendip’s Covid rate paints a very different picture than Gloucester and Cheltenham, both registering higher rates than anywhere else in the South West.

Gloucester’s Covid rate is currently 59.6 while Cheltenham’s is 59.3.

It comes as 86 more cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Somerset in the past 24 hours.

This compares to 44 yesterday, 31 Tuesday and 23 Monday.

Among the new infections recorded, North Somerset had the highest number, with 30 positive tests returned.

Bath and North East Somerset recorded 28 new cases and Sedgemoor recorded 12.

Somerset West and Taunton have registered four new cases, South Somerset has seven and Mendip has reported five new cases.

This brings the total number of cases in Somerset since the start of the pandemic to 39,232.

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The number of positive test results in each area since the start of the pandemic is recorded below, with the new positive test results in parentheses.

Bath and North East Somerset: 8,394 (+28)

Mendip: 3,503 (+5)

Somerset North: 10,247 (+30)

Sedgemoor: 5,505 (+12)

Somerset West and Taunton: 6,034 (+4)

Somerset South: 5,505 (+7)

Distribution of Covid deaths for each region of Somerset

The number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test result in each area since the start of the pandemic is recorded below, with new deaths and deaths removed from the total after past data revisions, in parentheses.

Bath and North East Somerset: 218 (-)

Mendip: 161 (-1)

Somerset North: 315 (-)

Sedgemoor: 161 (-)

Somerset West and Taunton: 203 (-)

Somerset South: 154 (-)

UK figures

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

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

The government also said as of 9 a.m. on Thursday there had been an additional 7,393 laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK.

Government data up to June 8 shows that of the 69,743,980 injections given in the UK so far, 40,886,878 were first doses – an increase of 176,559 the day before.

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

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