Number of Bristol COVID-19 cases fall but 'cases still high across all areas of the city'

Cases of COVID-19 in Bristol have fallen slightly on the previous week, but Bristol City Council have warned that cases remain high across all areas of the city.
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Bristol currently has 451 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population - a decrease on the previous seven days, where cases reached 538 per 100,000 population.

However, despite this decrease in case numbers, Bristol City Council has warned that 'cases are still high across all areas of the city.'

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The council has also published the age breakdown of cases in Bristol with fewer people over 60 contracting the disease compared to younger age groups. There are also fewer cases among children and the under 20s:

  • 12% of cases are in the under 20 age group
  • 26% of cases are in the 20-29 age group
  • 50% of cases are in the 30-59 age group
  • 12% of cases are amongst those aged 60 years or over

Bristol's R number - the number of people one infected person could pass the virus on to - is 1.2 - 1.5. According to gov.uk, an R number between 1.2 and 1.3 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 12 and 13 other people. An R number of 1.5 means even more people could be infected.

In their bi-weekly statistics update, the council reminded people to follow national guidance, and to remember the importance of 'Hands, Face, Space'.

They also said:

Our health and care systems remain under extreme pressure as a result of COVID-19 admissions, winter pressures and other urgent priorities
— Bristol City Council

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