The numbers of coronavirus cases continue to accelerate in Somerset, with all regions seeing a big jump in today’s collapse.
On Thursday, November 12, the daily government figures recorded 339 new cases of Covid-19 across the province.
The rally is nearly double what it was yesterday, when the 179 was confirmed.
Bath and Northeast Somerset (Banis) recorded more than double the number of cases today compared to Wednesday’s numbers, with 85 new cases compared to 42 the previous day.
North Somerset has also seen a big jump, with 134 new cases recorded today compared to 71 yesterday.
Council health leaders warned earlier today that the Coronavirus is “spreading freely” throughout the region.
District Public Health Director Matt Lenny said: “We need to do what we can to take care of ourselves and our loved ones.
“This is not only due to more testing being done now, we are seeing a real and continuous increase in the numbers of our local cases.
“Please observe current restrictions and stay indoors as much as possible. Wash your hands regularly, wear a mask if you can, and save space.”
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Local distribution of the daily figures
The daily figures are recorded below along with the cumulative total (in parentheses) since the start of the epidemic:
- Bath and Northeast Somerset +85 (2,498)
- Mandib +31 (621)
- North Somerset +134 (2,826)
- Sedgemore +30 (1,060)
- Somerset West and Taunton +28 (1,166)
- South Somerset +31 (964)
Nationwide, another 33,470 cases were recorded today, bringing the total since March to 1,290,195.
Another 595 people have died from the virus, which means the UK death toll now stands at 50,365.