Somerset has recorded 416 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to figures released today (August 6).
The highest number of cases was found in Bath and North East Somerset, where 118 new cases were recorded.
Meanwhile, 65 new cases were recorded in Somerset West and Taunton, 64 in South Somerset, 60 in both Sedgemoor and North Somerset, and 49 in Mendip.
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It brings the total number of cases in the county to 56,321 since the start of the pandemic.
The number of positive test results in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new positive test results in brackets.
- Bath and North East Somerset: 13,379 (+118)
- Mendip: 5,163 (+49)
- North Somerset: 15,001 (+60)
- Sedgemoor: 7,155 (+60)
- Somerset West and Taunton: 7,813 (+65)
- South Somerset: 7,810 (+64)
Two further deaths have been recorded in the county.
Nationally, the government said a further 92 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 130,178.
As of 9am on Friday, there had been a further 31,808 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the government said.
Official data up to August 5 shows that of the 86,009,359 coronavirus jabs given in the UK, 46,961,830 were first doses and 39,047,529 were second doses – bringing the percentage of the population who are fully vaccinated to 73.8%.
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