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More than 400 new cases of Delta Variant covid confirmed in Somerset in one week Bath City News

More than 400 new cases of the Delta variant have been confirmed in Somerset in a single week.

As of last week, an additional 448 new cases of the strain, which originated in India and are believed to be more infectious, have been identified.

The largest increase in cases was in North Somerset, which confirmed 166 more cases, while Bath and North East Somerset recorded 124 cases of the Delta variant.

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Every region in Somerset has reported more cases of the Delta variant, with some almost doubling their number of cases.

Bath and North East Somerset have now recorded 344 cases of the variant with 124 more this week.

Mendip also saw cases double, reporting 33 new infections this week, bringing the total to 65.

North Somerset saw the biggest increase in Delta cases with 166, bringing the total to 351

Sedgemoor reported 45 additional new cases this week, bringing the total to 109.

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Somerset West and Taunton have reported a total of 101 cases of the Delta variant with 49 reported in one week, registering a doubling.

South Somerset has reported 31 more cases of the Delta variant with a total of 79 now confirmed.

Just across the border in Wiltshire, there has been a huge increase in cases. He reported 321 more Delta Variant infections in one week, bringing his total to 715.

Bristol also continues to see a high number of cases with a total of 1,725, up from 1,025 the week before.

South Gloucestershire has now reported 600 cases up from 357 the week before.

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Weekly data on COVID-19 variant cases from Public Health England shows the number of Delta variants in the UK has increased by 54,268 since last week to a total of 216,249.

This represents an increase of 32%. The Delta variant currently accounts for around 99% of sequenced cases across the UK.

Dr Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, said: “The data continues to show that the sharp rise in cases we are seeing is not followed by a similar rise in hospitalizations and deaths.

“This is because two doses of the available vaccines provide a high level of protection against the Delta variant.

“Getting both jabs is the best way to ensure that you and the people you love stay safe, so we once again urge everyone to come forward as soon as they are eligible.

“As we approach the expected end of restrictions, we must remain cautious and cautious.

“Cases are increasing across the country, and while vaccines offer great protection, they don’t offer 100% protection. Be reasonable and always follow “hands, face, space, fresh air” and be sure to get tested if necessary. . “

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This notice was published: 2021-07-10 14:53:01

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