More than a third of areas in Somerset have seen more than 100 new cases of the coronavirus in the week ending New Years Day, according to government data.
Public Health England publishes a weekly update outlining the number of new cases reported in each seven-day period for each region of the country, as well as an interactive heat map showing the areas most affected.
Rolling data reports new confirmed cases over a seven-day period, with data released on Thursday, January 6, covering the period up to January 1 – New Year’s Day.
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Figures for the five intervening days are not included as they are incomplete and subject to change.
Somerset’s 124 registration areas saw at least 32 new cases in the seven days ending New Years Day, with 43 of them seeing at least 100 new cases in the seven days.
The region that has seen the most cases over the week by far is Wellington North, where a total of 239 infections have been reported.
Long Ashton and Gordano saw 181 new positive tests, High Littleton and Paulton and the Milton area of Weston-super-Mare seeing 166 and 165 respectively.
Taunton North Town, with 150, was the other region to reach this mark, with Saltford, Farmborough and Timsbury recording 148 new cases.
Other areas to report at least 100 new cases include parts of Frome, Bath, Portishead, Yeovil, Keynsham, Shepton Mallet, Cheddar, Bridgwater, Wells and Highbridge.
The 43 areas that saw at least 100 new Covid infections in the week ending New Years Day are:
- Bathavon North and South – 120
- Berrow & Brent Knoll – 122
- Bishop’s Hull & Norton Fitzwarren – 146
- Bridgwater East – 102
- Town of Bridgwater – 108
- Central Bath and Lansdown – 142
- Cheddar & Axbridge – 129
- Clevedon Sud & Yeo – 101
- Frome North West – 106
- Frome South & East – 147
- High Littleton & Paulton – 166
- High bridge – 105
- Hutton, Lock & Banwell – 126
- Ilchester, Sparkford and Mudford – 114
- Keynsham North – 101
- Keynsham South – 133
- Long Ashton & Gordano – 181
- Nailsea West – 130
- Northern World – 116
- Peasedown & Bathavon West – 143
- Pensford, Clutton and Temple Cloud – 112
- Portishead Central – 135
- Portishead South – 116
- Saltford, Farmborough and Timsbury – 148
- Shepton Mallet – 130
- South Worle, West Wick & St Georges – 112
- Stockmoor and North Petherton – 125
- Taunton Halcon & Monkton Heathfield – 102
- North Town of Taunton – 150
- Wellington North – 239
- Wellington South, Rockwell Green and West Buckland – 129
- Wells Town – 107
- Wembdon & Chilton Trinidad – 145
- Westfield – 122
- Weston Clarence – 100
- Weston Hillside – 141
- Weston Milton – 165
- City of Weston – 124
- Weston Winterstoke – 128
- Widcombe, Bathwick Hill and Claverton Down – 123
- Winscombe, Langford and Blagdon – 100
- Wrington, Felton & Dundry – 104
- Yeovil North East – 109
NB: These data are correct from the figures published on Thursday January 6, covering the weekly period until January 1. The most recent figures are available on the government’s Covid data portal.
Where does the data come from?
You can see the latest national data on the Covid Cluster online map.
The map uses data from Public Health England’s ‘second generation surveillance system’.
The map highlights areas of the country that have at least three confirmed cases of the virus and the color coordinates the areas based on the number of cases they have.
The map is divided into sections – officially known as ‘medium super exit areas’ – and each section is colored a different shade based on the number of positive Covid test results recorded in that area.
The darker the color of the image, the more positive the test results.
Data for the past five days have been excluded as they are incomplete and do not reflect the actual number of cases.
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