More than 160 Covid cases recorded in Somerset over the weekend
Written by Bridgwater Mercury on June 29, 2021
THE number of recorded coronavirus cases in Somerset increased by 164 over the weekend, official figures show.
Public Health England (PHE) figures show that 21,211 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (June 28) in Somerset, up from 21,047 the same time on Friday.
The health body recently changed the way it records the figures.
Cases identified through a positive lateral flow test – those which can deliver results within half an hour – will no longer be counted if the person then takes a PCR test, which is sent to a lab to be checked, and receives a negative result within three days.
These cases are now being removed daily.
The rate of infection in Somerset now stands at 3,773 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 7,350.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 55,210 over the period, to 4,755,078.
Somerset’s cases were among the 239,368 recorded across the South West, a figure which rose by 3,326 over the period.
Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.
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