All the neighbourhoods in Bristol are now recording infection rates below 50 per 100,000, latest government figures show.
It is the first time this has happened since November – the earliest data currently available.
The news comes ahead of the next step of lockdown easing next Monday (May 17), when indoor hospitality will be able to reopen, people will be able to meet outdoors in groups of up to 30 people and six people or two households will be able to meet indoors.
The area’s rate was 64.7 per 100,000 after five covid cases were recorded in the seven days to May 7.
It is followed by Clevedon Central, where five covid cases were also confirmed, taking the infection rate to 61.7 per 100,000.
Looking at the Bristol data, Barton Hill currently has the city’s highest rate (48.8) after four positive covid tests were registered.
In an email to residents on Tuesday (May 11), the newly re-elected Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said: “The COVID-19 case rate in Bristol is now nine cases per 100,000 which is lower than the England average of 21 per 100,000. Currently there are six people in our local hospitals who are unwell with COVID-19.
“To date, around 200,000 people in Bristol have received one or two doses of the vaccine, which is approximately 45 per cent of the population of Bristol over 16 years of age.
“Yesterday (Monday, May 10), the government announced that England will be taking another step on the roadmap to easing COVID-19 restrictions from next Monday, May 17.
“Until then, it’s absolutely vital that we continue to follow the current public health guidance so we can keep rates of infection low and protect one another. If you’re out and about, remember: hands, face, space, fresh air.”
Below are the areas in the region with the highest number of cases in the seven days to May 7, with the number of cases listed and followed by infection rate in brackets:
Emersons Green 7 (57.6)
Filton 6 (53)
Clevedon South & Yeo 5 (64.7)
Clevedon Central 5 (61.7)
Clevedon North & Walton 3 (53.5)
Where is the data coming from?
You can see the latest national data on the government’s website.
The map displays weekly data, which are updated everyday.
The data can be viewed by local authority but also by smaller sections called ‘Middle Super Output Areas’.
The map highlights which areas of the nation have three or more confirmed cases of the virus and colour co-coordinates the areas by how many cases they have.