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Rise in coronavirus cases in Bristol region shows sign of slowing – Bristol Live

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The number of Covid-19 cases in Bristol and the surrounding areas revealed a slowdown in the daily rise today.

Figures released by the Government still showed hundreds of new infections in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

But the increases were down on those recorded on Friday.

The daily rise in cases for each part of the region is recorded below, with the total figure during the pandemic in brackets:

• Bath and North East Somerset: +86 (5,695)

• Bristol: +320 (21,594)

• North Somerset: +130 (6,880)

• South Gloucestershire: +132 (10,180)

All these increases are lower than the increase reported on Friday when BANES cases rose by 155 in a day, Bristol by 430, North Somerset by 130 and South Gloucestershire by 231.

Nine more deaths of people within 28 days of a positive results have been recorded across all four areas in the latest figures.

There were four deaths recorded in both Bristol and in Bath and North East Somerset and one death recorded in North Somerset. No further deaths have been reported in South Gloucestershire.

This brings the total reported deaths to 284 in Bristol, 92 in BANES, 214 in North Somerset and 237 in South Gloucestershire.

Across the UK, another 1,035 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19.

This means the UK death toll is now 80,868.

And with 59,937 cases confirmed in laboratories, more than three million people in the country have had the virus.

Professor Kevin Fenton, London regional director of Public Health England, said people doubting the seriousness of the pandemic and the situation in the NHS need to read and listen to the words of NHS staff and Covid-19 patients.

He told BBC Breakfast: “I would encourage people to read, look at the programmes that you’re running on TV where you’re interviewing doctors, where you’re interviewing patients who’ve had this very severe disease and are suffering from the long-term effects of it.

“This is the reality and that is the truth. So the advice would be listen, read, but stay at home. Protect yourself, protect your families.”

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