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UK Covid cases rise above 9,000 for first time since February

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Bristol region has recorded 165 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, as case numbers continue to soar across the UK.

Today’s figures, published by Public Health England, are the third-highest recorded by the Bristol Region since February 16, 2021. The only days with a higher number of cases were on June 13 and June 15, when there were 175 and 173 cases recorded, respectively.

Bristol City reported the highest number of new cases in the region, with 92 positive tests returned in the last 24 hours.

South Gloucestershire had the next highest with 30 cases, followed by North Somerset with 27. Bath and North East Somerset had the lowest number with 16 new cases.

Infection rates also went up in every area, with Bristol City’s seven-day rolling infection rate increasing to 87.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Meanwhile, the latest UK figures show the number of daily reported cases has risen above 9,000 for the first time since February 25. On that date, there were 9,985 reported cases.

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

  • Bristol: 31,993 (+92)
  • Bath and North East Somerset: 8,536 (+16)
  • North Somerset: 10,362 (+27)
  • South Gloucestershire: 15,661 (+30)

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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: 482 (-)
  • Bath and North East Somerset: 217 (-)
  • North Somerset: 318 (-)
  • South Gloucestershire: 346 (-)

Note: Some deaths previously reported in England have been reallocated to different resident local authorities. Total deaths for England are unaffected, but some local authorities and regions will show inaccurate daily reported numbers because of this change.

Vaccinations

Government data up to June 15 shows that of the 72,461,462 jabs given in the UK so far, 42,021,089 were first doses – a rise of 190,033 on the previous day.

Some 30,440,373 were second doses, an increase of 230,666.

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