Rates of Covid cases have shot up in some areas of Bristol

Covid-19: The Bristol areas which have seen the biggest rise in infections as city leaders call for facemasks

One of the areas now has the third highest infection rate in the country

By Alex Ross
Friday, 29th October 2021, 3:56 pm
Updated Friday, 29th October 2021, 4:07 pm

As city leaders call for people to wear facemasks in public, we take a look at rates of cases per 100,000 people in each of the city’s 54 neighbourhoods.

Latest Government figures show there were more than 3,000 new cases in the city in the week up to October 22.

And of the 54 neighbourhoods in the city, 47 saw the rate of infections increase.

The rate of infections across Bristol in the week was 719.9 – a jump from 521 the week before.

Hospitalisations and deaths continue to rise too.

Latest figures show 55 patients were in hospitals run by University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Trust with the virus in the week up to October 26, up from 49 the week before.

There have now also been 556 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test.

We reveal which neighbourhoods in Bristol saw the biggest rise in case rates per 100,000 people.

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