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Bristol’s Covid cases hit four-month high as easing of restrictions delayed

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A further 90 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus across Bristol over the past 24 hours.

The Government’s latest figures show infections across our city are now hitting similar daily tallies to those confirmed in February at the end of the last peak.

On Sunday, 96 new cases were confirmed and 73 on Saturday.

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The last time our city surpassed 90 cases a day was on February 12 when 106 positive tests were returned.

Bath and North East Somerset also reported a rise in its cases today, with 33.

This compares to 28 on Sunday, and 18 on Saturday.

Last month, on May 14, Bristol reported 34 cases while BANES had three.

The figures come on the same day that Boris Johnson confirmed that further easing of lockdown restrictions would be postponed amid concern around the Delta variant of Covid-19.

The Prime Minister said the Government had faced a “very difficult choice” but that “now is the time to ease off the accelerator”.

The number of positive test results in each area since the pandemic began is recorded below, with new positive test results in brackets.

  • Bristol: 31,822 (+90)
  • Bath and North East Somerset: 8,493 (+33)
  • North Somerset: 10,313 (+11)
  • South Gloucestershire: 15,586 (+24)

Covid death breakdown for each Bristol 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, and deaths removed from the total following revisions to past data, in brackets.

  • Bristol: 471 (-)
  • Bath and North East Somerset: 218 (-)
  • North Somerset: 315 (-)
  • South Gloucestershire: 353 (-)

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Vaccinations

Government data up to June 13 shows that of the 71,672,208 jabs given in the UK so far, 41,698,429 were first doses – a rise of 147,228 on the previous day.

Some 29,973,779 were second doses, an increase of 181,121.

Across Gloucestershire, a total of 749,665 vaccinations have now been given – 425,243 first doses and 324,422 second jabs.

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