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New Covid clusters found in Somerset and where they are located Bath City News

New clusters of coronavirus cases have been identified in Somerset, according to the latest government figures.

Bath and northeast Somerset remain the local authority area most affected by the outbreak of the Delta variant and recorded around a third of all new cases in the county today (Sunday, June 20).

Another 30 positive tests have been confirmed in the region, with case rates in and around the city rising to more than 200 per 100,000 inhabitants in some areas.

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Covid cluster in Somerset

Three areas of BANES now have an infection rate of over 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This was counted over the seven days leading up to June 15th.

To put this in context, the case rate for the UK as a whole is around 80.3.

The areas with a rate greater than 200 are:

Oldfield Park East: 12 new cases, up 500%, with a rate of 202.7.

Kingsmead: 15 new cases, up 650%, with a rate of 224.

Widcombe, Bathwick Hill and Claverton Down: 31 new cases, up 342.9%, with a rate of 231.9.

A heat map showing the density of cases in Bath (Image: UK government)

Other areas in the county with an infection rate greater than 100 cases per 100,000 population include Peasedown and Bathavon West, Southdown, Oldfield Park West, Odd Down, Central Bath and Lansdown, and Lambridge and Fairfield Park.

Midsomer Norton North, Weston Clarence and Weston Hillside also had case rates above 100.

Somerset case

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: 8 669 (+30)
Mendip: 3,545 (+8)
North Somerset: 10,460 (+18)
Sedgemoor: 5,583 (+16)
Somerset West and Taunton: 6,124 (+11)
Somerset South: 5,556 (+5)

Two patients remain at Royal United Hospital in Bath with Covid, while one person is in Yeovil Hospital with the virus.

Across the UK, 31 million people have now received both doses of a Covid vaccine, but 9,284 have tested positive for the virus today. This is an increase of 31.1% over the past seven days.

Six other people nationwide have lost their lives as a result of a positive test, although no increase in the number of deaths since the arrival of the Delta variant has yet to be seen on government charts.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-20 19:04:42

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