A further 479 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded across Somerset in the latest official figures today (Friday, August 13).
Public Health England data shows that Sedgemoor had the biggest rise in the last 24 hours, with 130 more infections.
Bath and North East Somerset had 98, with 79 in North Somerset, 68 in Somerset West and Taunton and 64 in South Somerset.
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Mendip had the smallest rise, with 40 new cases.
The total is up on the 462 cases found yesterday, while there were 508 on Wednesday.
The new cases of the virus bring the overall total for Somerset to 30,340.
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: 13,952 (+98)
- Mendip: 5,460 (+40)
- North Somerset: 15,542 (+79)
- Sedgemoor: 7,757 (+130)
- Somerset West and Taunton: 8,212 (+68)
- South Somerset: 8,222 (+64)
No new Covid-related deaths were reported across Somerset today.
The number of deaths recorded in each area of Somerset since the beginning of the pandemic are as follows:
- Bath and North East Somerset: 230 (-)
- Mendip: 165 (-)
- North Somerset: 322 (-)
- Sedgemoor: 168 (-)
- Somerset West and Taunton: 197 (-)
- South Somerset: 163 (-)
Nationally, there were a further 33,074 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases recorded in the latest 24 hour period.
The Government said a further 94 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 130,701.
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.
Government data up to August 11 shows that of the 87,184,438 Covid jabs given in the UK, 47,170,968 were first doses, a rise of 41,568 on the previous day.
Some 40,013,470 were second doses, an increase of 173,761.
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