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Covid cases more than doubled in Somerset and Bath in the week leading up to Freedom Day.

Restrictions must be lifted across England as the clock strikes midnight, but the coronavirus pandemic is far from over.

In the past seven days, cases in Somerset and Bath have increased 121%, from 332 cases on July 11 to 734 daily confirmed cases on July 18.

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Cases are down from yesterday’s total figure of 838 new cases in Somerset and Bath, which also saw four regions register their daily totals.

Bath and North East Somerset lead with the highest number of daily cases with 217 positive tests returned in the past 24 hours.

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North Somerset recorded 192 new cases while South Somerset followed with 110 new positive tests in the past 24 hours.

Mendip introduced 79 new cases, Sedgemoor had 70 and Somerset West and Taunton the least with only 66 new cases.

In total, there have been 42,585 confirmed cases in the region since the start of the pandemic.

No other deaths have been reported in Somerset and Bath in the past 24 hours.

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: 11 409 (+217)
Mendip: 4,354 (+79) North Somerset: 13,208 (+192) Sedgemoor: 6,331 (+70) Somerset West and Taunton: 6,894 (+66) South Somerset: 6,720 (+110)

The number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test result in each area since the onset of the pandemic is recorded below, with new deaths and deaths subtracted from the total of the following revisions of past data, in parentheses:

Bath and North East Somerset: 217 (-) Mendip: 160 (-) North Somerset: 318 (-) Sedgemoor: 167 (-) Somerset West and Taunton: 195 (-) South Somerset: 160 (-)

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Source: www.somersetlive.co.uk
This notice was published: 2021-07-18 18:45:21

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