An area in Somerset has recorded one of the highest weekly rises in coronavirus cases in the country.
One in 10 areas in England have seen a rise in Covid infections compared to last week, the latest figures show.
But Somerset West and Taunton has confirmed one of the biggest weekly rises in England.
According to the latest data, it’s one of five areas in our nation with the biggest week-on week rise, currently standing at 175.4 to 243.7.
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The five areas with the biggest week-on-week rises were:
- Lincoln (up from 356.5 to 653.6)
- Exeter (396.5 to 504.5)
- Somerset West & Taunton (175.4 to 243.7)
- North Kesteven (277.1 to 343.8)
- Breckland (166.5 to 207.2)
It comes as 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 were recorded.
Meanwhile, 65 were reported in Somerset West and Taunton, 64 in South Somerset, 60 in both Sedgemoor and North Somerset, and 49 in Mendip.
It brings the total number of cases in the county to 56,321 since the start of the pandemic.
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