While coronavirus cases are reducing in Somerset, infection rates are still high in some areas.
The highest was Keynsham which has a 507.5 infection rate per 100,000 people, as 32 cases were reported in the seven-day period up to August 2.
Bath’s rate remains high at 451.1, as 27 cases were confirmed during the same period.
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Womscombe, Langford and Blagdon’s rate stands at 414.5 after 35 infections were recorded.
And Mindsomer Norton North also has a high rate of 416.8 after 26 cases were confirmed
Somerset infection case rates
(Image: Somerset infection case rates (image: Gov.uk))
Somerset recorded 347 new cases of coronavirus, according to figures released yesterday (Saturday, August 7), down from 416 on Friday, August 7.
The number of positive test results in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below which brings the total number of cases in the county to 56,668 since the start of the pandemic.
Bath and North East Somerset: 13,462
North Somerset: 15,060
Somerset West and Taunton: 7,861
South Somerset: 7,866
Nationally, the Government said a further 103 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday (August 7) bringing the UK total to 130,281.
Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 155,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
As of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 28,612 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said.
Government data up to Friday August 6 shows that of the 86,207,851 Covid jabs given in the UK, 46,997,495 were first doses, a rise of 35,665 on the previous day.
Some 39,210,356 were second doses, an increase of 162,827.
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