Surge of new coronavirus cases confirmed in Somerset

Article from last week Wednesday June 3.

The Somerset County Council area has seen the biggest increase across the county in the latest 24 hour period with 42 fresh cases, bringing the total up to 745 in that part of Somerset.

There has been a surge of new coronavirus cases across Somerset, with a big rise in positive tests within one area.

Public Health England confirmed there had been 53 new cases of coronavirus across Somerset as of 9am of today (Wednesday, June 3).

The latest figures show there are now 1,471 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

The Somerset County Council area has seen the biggest increase across the county in the latest 24 hour period with 42 fresh cases, bringing the total up to 745 in that part of Somerset.

The North Somerset Council area has seen 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, increasing the area’s figures up to 461.

One new case has been reported in the Bath and North East Somerset area – the latest total there has increased to 235 confirmed cases.

Where new coronavirus cases are in Somerset

The in the Somerset County Council area has been driven by new cases in the Somerset West and Taunton council zone.

Latest figures from Public Health England show there have been 21 new cases in this district, as well as 16 new cases in Sedgemoor and five fresh cases in South Somerset.

The Mendip area has meanwhile seen no confirmed cases.

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus across each district in Somerset, as of 9am today, is as follows, with new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours in brackets.

  • North Somerset – 461 (+10)
  • Bath and North East Somerset – 235 (+1)
  • Somerset West and Taunton – 282 (+21)
  • South Somerset – 189 (+5)
  • Sedgemoor – 211 (+16)
  • Mendip – 63 (=)

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 across each local authority area in Somerset is now as follows:

  • Somerset (county council) – 745 (+42)
  • North Somerset – 461 (+10)
  • Bath and North East Somerset – 235 (+1)

Coronavirus deaths in Somerset

The new cases of COVID-19 comes as two new coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed in Somerset today as reported by daily NHS figures.

A patient within the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust died on Monday (June 1) while another person died at Yeovil District Hospital on the same day.

The number of deaths of people under the care of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is now at 48. There have also been 25 deaths within the Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The total deaths across the county now stand at 147.

The total number of people with coronavirus to have died under the care of each of Somerset’s six hospital trusts since the start of the virus outbreak are as follows:

  • Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust – 66
  • Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (includes Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton and a number of smaller community hospitals across the county) – 48 (+1)
  • Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 25 (+1)
  • Virgin Care Ltd – Paulton Memorial Hospital – 4
  • Weston Area Health NHS Trust – 3
  • Virgin Care Ltd – St Martin’s Hospital, Bath – 1

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