Bristol news Coronavirus cases in Bristol at lowest level since September MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - There were no deaths recorded today across the Bristol region
Breaking News ! The number of people who are still catching coronavirus is continuing to fall in Bristol and the local area, latest figures show. And one part of the Bristol area - Bath and North East Somerset - currently has one of the lowest covid ‘case rate’ in England. The figures show the number of new cases of coronavirus being recorded in Bristol and the three surrounding local authority areas on Thursday, April 8 had fallen to just 30. There were no new deaths from Covid-19 recorded in the Bristol area in the last 24 hours either. In Bristol itself, the positive tests of 15 people were officially recorded by the Department of Health in the 24 hours to 4pm today. Get the biggest stories from across Bristol straight to your inbox Covid cases fell rapidly because of the lockdown in January and February. At the start of this year’s lockdown, more than 300 people a day were confirmed as catching the virus, but that fell steadily into March. The decline in covid cases in Bristol stalled at around 30-40 a day during March, but the first week of April has seen a continued decline. Thursday’s figure of 15 new cases is the lowest daily total since the end of last September - but back then case numbers were beginning to rise exponentially as the second wave hit. The last day a figure of 15 new cases was recorded was September 27, when 14 people were confirmed to have tested positive for the virus.
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Now, public health chiefs in the city will be keeping a careful eye on the numbers of new cases into April as lockdown eases, shops and businesses reopen and people head out more. In neighbouring areas around Bristol, the numbers of new cases of covid-19 is even lower than Bristol. In North Somerset, seven positive tests were recorded today, in South Gloucestershire, five were recorded, and just three people tested positive in Bath and North East Somerset.
The weekly rolling ‘case rate’, which reveals how many people have coronavirus out of an average of 100,000 people in each area, is one of the lowest in England in Bath and North East Somerset. The case rate for the seven days to April 3, was just 9.8 in B&NES - the 19th lowest in the UK. In Bristol, it was 26.3, in South Gloucestershire it was 21 and in North Somerset it was 18.1.
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