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Breaking News ! Only one area in the Bristol region is now recording an infection rate above 100 per 100,000, according to the latest government figures. The data shows Headley Park was the only area in the region to have an infection rate that high in recent days. The south Bristol neighbourhood had an infection rate of 130.2 per 100,000 after eight coronavirus cases were recorded in the seven days to April 2. This means Headley Park's infection rate is now more than three times as high as England's (38.6) and is among the country's worst. While individual neighbourhoods may be recording higher rates, Clackmannanshire in Scotland (258.1) and Corby in Northamptonshire (146.8) are the only local authorities with rates above Headley Park's. However, looking at the overall data, it continues to improve and earlier this week a total of 32 areas in the city recorded fewer than three covid cases. Also earlier this week, six neighbourhoods in the region were recording rates above 100 per 100,000 - meaning there has been an 83 per cent drop in three days. The news comes ahead of the next step of lockdown lifting on Monday (April 12), which will allow non-essential retail, personal care premises, and pub gardens to reopen. In an email to residents earlier this week, Bristol City Council's director of public health Christina Gray said: "Our case numbers continue to decrease.
. This is lower than the previous seven days (57 cases per 100,000) and England’s national rate (44 new cases per 100,000 over the same period). "The number of people in our local hospitals is also decreasing and is currently 43. The vaccination rollout is proceeding well and currently 43% of the over 16 population have received one or more doses of the vaccine. Get the biggest stories from across Bristol straight to your inbox "It’s important to remember to follow the current public health guidance. We still have almost 60% of the adult population to vaccinate and the emergence of new variants of concern remains a risk. "We are well placed to move forward but this is not the time to become complacent. We must take things slowly, one step at a time, to keep our city safe and ensure this is the last time we go through this process."
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.
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