More than two dozen new coronavirus cases have been recorded across the Bristol region in the latest daily breakdown.
The government’s official figures released today (Monday, May 10) identify another 25 cases in the West of England area, in the latest 24-hour period on record.
While Bristol’s rise has consistently been in single figures in recent weeks, today the number has exceeded 10 for the second time in four days.
However, separate figures shared by Bristol City Council this evening show that the city’s seven-day rolling case rate continues to decline, and has now dipped into single figures.
It comes as the week-long countdown begins to lockdown restrictions easing again next Monday (May 17), with the Prime Minister addressing the nation this evening.
A further 12 cases have been identified in Bristol city today, while its closest three neighbouring authorities have recorded a handful of new cases each.
Across all four council areas in the West of England region, the total number of new cases recorded in today’s data set is 25:
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 – 30,908 (+12 new cases)
- North Somerset – 10,134 (+4 new cases)
Bath and North East Somerset – 8,274 (+4 new case)
- South Gloucestershire – 15,288 (+5 new case)
None of the four areas recorded any new deaths in today’s breakdown.
According to an update shared by the city council, the coronavirus case rate in Bristol is continuing to drop.
The seven day rolling case rate up to May 4, the latest date on record, was at just nine cases per 100,000 of the population.
This was down from 12 per 100,000 people the previous week, and is less than the national rate of 21 cases per 100,000 people.
It is also the smallest case rate of all four authorities in the West of England region.
The council advised that as of Friday (May 7), there were six coronavirus patients in the city’s hospitals.
National figures from today show that a further four people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus, meaning the death toll is now at 127,609.
This only includes those who had tested positive for the virus – the figure rises to 151,533 including all cases where covid is mentioned on the death certificate.
Across the UK a further 2,357 cases were recorded today, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 4,437,217.