There have been nearly 300 new coronavirus infections recorded in Somerset today, according to the latest figures.
The 288 coronavirus cases registered in the county were recorded across all six local authority areas.
The figures show a decline from the case numbers recorded yesterday (July 31), which stood at 339.
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The majority of cases were recorded in Bath and North East Somerset, with 81 new positive test results today.
There were also 49 cases confirmed in North Somerset, 45 in South Somerset, 43 in Sedgemoor and 22 in Mendip.
The new cases in the county are part of a total of 24,470 recorded across the UK in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 5,880,667.
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Breakdown of positive test results
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: 8,953 (+81)
Mendip: 4,977 (+22)
North Somerset: 14,660 (+49)
Sedgemoor: 6,932 (+43)
Somerset West and Taunton: 7,550 (+48)
South Somerset: 7,591 (+45)
Covid death breakdown for each Somerset area
The number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test result in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new deaths in brackets.
Bath and North East Somerset: 225 (-)
Mendip: 161 (-)
North Somerset – 319 (-)
Sedgemoor: 168 (-)
Somerset West and Taunton: 197 (-)
South Somerset: 160 (-)
There were 65 deaths recorded today, within 28 days of a positive test, across the UK.
Over 129,000 have lost their lives across the UK since the pandemic began, but the number of fatalities has not seen the dramatic spike that case numbers have in recent weeks, which has been linked to the success of the vaccination rollout.
There were 911 people admitted to hospital across the UK in the latest figures, with the total over the previous recorded six days now sitting at 492,293. There are 869 patients in mechanical ventilation beds.
The number of people who have received their first vaccine dose has nearly reached 47 million, with the current total number of vaccinations given sitting at 85,196,986.
There have also now been over 38 million who have received their second jab.
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