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Bristol coronavirus latest as 18 new cases are reported

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Eighteen new coronavirus cases have been recorded across the Bristol region in the latest daily breakdown.

Official figures released today (Wednesday, May 12) identify another 18 cases in the West of England area, in the most recent 24-hour period – this is slightly down from yesterday’s figure of 23.

Nationally, the Government said a further 11 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 127,640.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 152,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 2,284 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.

It brings the total to 4,441,975.

Meanwhile Government data up to May 11 shows that of the 54,160,993 Covid vaccine jabs given in the UK so far, 35,722,461 were first doses – a rise of 135,113 on the previous day.

Some 18,438,532 were second doses, an increase of 350,147.

Cases

The number of positive test results in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with positive test results from the last 24 hours in brackets:

  • Bristol – 30,926 (+6 new cases)
  • North Somerset – 10,142 (+4 new cases)
  • Bath and North East Somerset – 8,281 (+4 new cases)

  • South Gloucestershire – 15,296 (+4 new cases)

In her latest update issued on Monday, May 10, Christina Gray, Bristol’s Director of Public Health, said: “Bristol’s current rate of infection is nine new cases per 100,000 population (data up until and including 4 May). England’s infection rate is currently 21 new cases per 100,000. It is positive to see the background rate of infection dropping, but we must continue to be vigilant to make sure we keep the rate of infection low.”

She added that 199,643 people – over 46 per cent of all eligible Bristol residents aged over 16 – had received one or more doses of the vaccine.

“This includes over 93 per cent of all over 65-year-olds,” she said.

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