Coronavirus case numbers continue to accelerate in Somerset, with all areas seeing a significant jump in today’s breakdown.
The government’s daily figures for Thursday, November 12 have recorded 339 new Covid-19 cases across the county.
This rise is almost double yesterday’s, when 179 were confirmed.
Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) recorded more then double the number of cases today compared to Wednesday’s figures, with 85 new cases compared to 42 the previous day.
North Somerset also saw a huge jump, with 134 new cases today compared to 71 yesterday.
Council health leaders warned earlier today that coronavirus is “circulating freely” across the district.
The region’s director of public health, Matt Lenny, said: “We need to do what we can to look after ourselves and our loved ones.
“This is not just down to more tests being done now, we are seeing a real and sustained increase in our local case numbers.
“Please observe the current restrictions and stay home as much as you can. Wash your hands regularly, wear a mask if you can, and make space.”
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Local breakdown of daily figures
The daily figures are recorded below alongside the cumulative total (in brackets) since the pandemic began:
- Bath and North East Somerset +85 (2,498)
- Mendip +31 (621)
- North Somerset +134 (2,826)
- Sedgemoor +30 (1,060)
- Somerset West and Taunton +28 (1,166)
- South Somerset +31 (964)
Nationally, a further 33,470 cases were recorded today, bringing the total since March to 1,290,195.
Another 595 people have died with the virus, meaning the UK death toll now stands at 50,365.