There are 28 areas of Bath and Somerset that have seen a significant rise in weekly Covid cases over the last fortnight.
Public Health England is publishing a weekly update outlining the number of new cases reported in each seven-day period for every area of the country, as well as an interactive heatmap showing the most affected areas.
The rolling data reports the new cases being confirmed in any seven-day period, with the data published on Wednesday (June 30) covering the period up to June 25.
The figures for the intervening five days are not included as they are incomplete and likely to be altered.
Amid concerns over the spread of the Delta variant across the UK, there are now 69 areas of Bath and Somerset that have seen weekly Covid cases rise across the last fortnight.
All of these areas saw more cases in the most recent seven-day period (up to June 25) than in the previous week (up to June 18).
Of these, 28 regions have seen the rate rise by five or more cases between the two weeks.
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The area to see the biggest rise in weekly cases over the last fortnight is Berrow and Brent Knoll, where there were 15 more cases reported in the week up to June 25 than in the previous seven days.
Highbridge saw a rise of 12 cases, with both Weston Milton and Wellington South, Rockwell Green and West Buckland seeing weekly cases up by 11.
Two further areas saw rises of ten cases in the second week, being Clevedon Central and Hutton, Locking and Banwell, rounding out all the areas to have seen double-figure increases.
The areas to have seen a rise of between five and nine infections include parts of Taunton, Bath, Burnham-on-Sea, Chard, Cheddar and Wellington.
The 28 areas to have seen at least five more new Covid cases in the week up to June 25 than in the previous week are:
- Backwell & Flax Bourton (6 more cases in second week)
- Bathavon North & South (9)
- Berrow & Brent Knoll (15)
- Burnham-on-Sea (6)
- Chard North & East (6)
- Chard West (5)
- Cheddar & Axbridge (7)
- Clevedon Central (10)
- Highbridge (12)
- Hutton, Locking & Banwell (10)
- Long Ashton & Gordano (7)
- Nailsea West (6)
- North Worle (5)
- Oldfield Park West (7)
- Pensford, Clutton & Temple Cloud (6)
- Rode, Mells & Woodlands (6)
- Saltford, Farmborough & Timsbury (7)
- South Worle, West Wick & St Georges (8)
- Southdown (6)
- Taunton Galmington & Trull (5)
- Taunton Halcon & Monkton Heathfield (5)
- Taunton Pyrland & Priorswood (5)
- Wellington North (9)
- Wellington South, Rockwell Green & West Buckland (11)
- Weston Bournville (9)
- Weston Milton (11)
- Winscombe, Langford & Blagdon (7)
- Yatton & Cleeve (8)
NB: This data is correct as of the figures published on Wednesday, June 30, covering the weekly period up to June 25. The most up-to-date figures can be found on the government’s Covid data portal.
Where is the data coming from?
You can see the latest national data on the online COVID-19 cluster map.
The map uses data from Public Health England’s “second generation surveillance system”.
The map highlights which areas of the nation have three or more confirmed cases of the virus and colour co-coordinates the areas by how many cases they have.
The map is divided into sections – officially known as ‘Middle Super Output Areas’ – and each section is coloured a different shade depending on how many positive Covid test results have been recorded in that area.
The darker the colour on the image, the more positive test results have been recorded.
Data for the most recent five days has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.