Bristol news How Bristol compares to Cardiff as Wales considers lockdown MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Welsh ministers are discussing the potential for a two-week national lockdown
Breaking News ! A surge of coronavirus cases in Wales has led to the serious threat of a 'firebreak' lockdown across the border which could potentially come into force in a few days. Cardiff currently has the highest concentration of figures and is among 17 areas of the country already under local lockdown restrictions. Just an hour away from its Welsh neighbour, with which it shares many similarities, Bristol is also experiencing a rapid rise in case numbers - but has so far managed to escape a local lockdown. It is currently at Tier 1 of the Government's three-tier system, meaning there is a "medium" risk. Tighter restrictions apply to areas designated as Tier 2 (high alert) and Tier 3 (very high alert). Numbers at a glance Cardiff has an estimated population of 364,000 people in 2018, while there are thought to be about 463,400 people living in Bristol. We compared some of the headline COVID-19 statistics as a basic indicator of how Bristol's cases compare to its Welsh neighbour. These figures are correct as of 1pm on Saturday, October 18. There are lots of factors affecting the spread of the virus from place to place, which is why Boris Johnson has backed local lockdowns as the best way of dealing with outbreaks. Confirmed cases Bristol : 3,346 confirmed cases in total, 158 in the latest 24-hour period recorded (Saturday, October 17) Cardiff : 4,828 confirmed cases in total, 117 in the latest 24-hour period recorded Case rate per 100,000 of the population Bristol : 722.1 Cardiff : 1,318 While the rate in Bristol has risen rapidly, it is still much lower than in other parts of the country - part of Merseyside has a rate of more than 3,000 cases per 100,000 of the population, for example.
.4 South West: In the South West, the R rate is between 1.3 and 1.6, with the true value likely to lie within that range In a statement released on Friday (October 16), Bristol City Council said cases this week have been "considerably higher" than in the previous week.
Empty Bristol - Prince Street Bridge deserted on the morning of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as the voluntary lockdown of Bristol begins.
Deaths Bristol : The city's two NHS trusts have recorded a combined total of 273 deaths since the outbreak began Cardiff : Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has recorded 284 deaths
Why UWE has only had a handful of cases while Bristol University has hundreds
Bristol University coronavirus cases nearing 800 as rise seems to slow down
University cases A large portion of Bristol's new cases have been attributed to an outbreak at the University of Bristol , where the number of cases among students is now nearing 800. A further 32 cases have been reported at the University of the West of England (UWE) since students returned last week. Meanwhile Cardiff University has reported a total of 326 cases among students since the start of October. At the University of South Wales, 21 students had returned positive tests, in the week up to October 14. Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford is due to hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon (Monday, October 19), in which he should clarify if there will be a national lockdown or not.
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