Somerset as a whole has seen a small drop in the number of daily cases of coronavirus, the latest government figures suggest.

After confirming 500 new cases on Monday (January 11), the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 across the county has fallen over the last five days and was 401 today.

But one area, Somerset West and Taunton, saw a rise in the number of daily cases, recording 87 more positive tests, after 58 on Thursday (January 14).

Up until now, this area has been below the rates of both North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset: however, today it was on a par with North Somerset, which also confirmed 87 new cases.

B&NES was close behind on 83 – bringing its total since the start of the pandemic to 6,439.

Sedgemoor, South Somerset and Mendip all recorded another 48 cases apiece.

In total, 13 people died in Somerset today, within 28 days of a positive test.

Across the UK, there were 41,346 new cases of Covid-19, bring the total since the start of the pandemic to 3,357,361. The total number of cases across Somerset stands at 28,091.

Deaths:

According to Gov.uk, in North Somerset, two people died yesterday with Covid-19 on their death certificate on January 15.

On Friday, January 14, two people died with Covid-19 on their death certificate.

On Thursday, January 13, one person died with Covid-19 on their death certificate. Three people on January 12, four people on January 11, five people on January 10 and four people on January 9.

This means that 19 people have died in the past seven days so far, within 28 days of a positive test by date of death in North Somerset.

Today’s figures (Saturday, January 16, 2021) have not yet been published.

This brings the current total of deaths in the area with Covid-19 to 222.

In Somerset, one person died yesterday with Covid-19 on their death certificate on January 15.

On Friday, January 14, four people died with Covid-19 on their death certificate.

On Thursday, January 13, four people died with Covid-19 on their death certificate. Six people on January 12, three people on January 11, six people on January 10 and two people on January 9.

This means that 26 people have died in the past seven days so far, within 28 days of a positive test by date of death in Somerset.

Today’s figures (Saturday, January 16, 2021) have not yet been published.

This brings the current total of deaths in the area with Covid-19 to 363.

In Bath and North East Somerset, two people died yesterday with Covid-19 on their death certificate on January 15.

On Friday, January 14, three people died with Covid-19 on their death certificate.

On Thursday, January 13, one person died with Covid-19 on their death certificate. Two people on January 12, one person on January 11, no deaths were recorded on January 9-10 respectively.

This means that nine people have died in the past seven days so far, within 28 days of a positive test by date of death in Somerset.

Today’s figures (Saturday, January 16, 2021) have not yet been published.

This brings the current total of deaths in the area with Covid-19 to 129.

In Dorset, two people died yesterday with Covid-19 on their death certificate on January 15.

On Friday, January 14, five people died with Covid-19 on their death certificate.

On Thursday, January 13, nine people died with Covid-19 on their death certificate. Four people on January 12, seven people on January 11.

On January 10, six people and January 9, two people.

This means that 35 people have died in the past seven days so far, within 28 days of a positive test by date of death in Dorset.

Today’s figures (Saturday, January 16, 2021) have not yet been published.

This brings the current total of deaths in the area with Covid-19 to 239.

Breakdown in positive test results

The daily rise is recorded below, with the accumulative figure since the pandemic began in brackets:

Somerset West and Taunton: 87 (4,164)

Bath and North East Somerset: 83 (6,439)

North Somerset: 87 (7,735)

Sedgemoor: 48 (3,760)

South Somerset: 48 (3,646)

Mendip: 48 (2,347)

In the seven days leading up to January 11, Somerset recorded 1,722 new cases – a drop of 18.8 per cent on the previous week. The rolling rate per 100,00 for the region was below average at 306.3.

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