How many Covid cases are there in Bristol today? Daily coronavirus cases near me - and areas worst affected

Here is an area-by-area breakdown of daily Covid-19 cases in Bristol.

The issue of Covid-19 is once again in sharp focus with infections and hospitalisations increasing sharply across the UK.

Experts believe a significant part of this hike in cases is due to a more contagious variant - BA.2, also dubbed ‘Stealth Omicron’ - which is now the dominant strain across the country.

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Another contributing factor is thought to be the phasing out of restrictions, currently at different stages across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as changes in public behaviour.

Here, BristolWorld can reveal the current Covid-19 hotspots across Bristol according to the daily official figures.

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The UK Health Security Agency has urged people to take precautions to limit the spread of the virus, including getting all their vaccination doses, taking a test if they have symptoms and staying at home if they test positive.

Dr Mike Gent, Covid-19 Public Health Incident Director, said: “Covid-19 is circulating at increasing levels and while rates of severe disease and death remain low, hospital admissions have risen.

“As we learn to live with Covid-19, it’s vital that everyone keeps taking the necessary steps to limit the spread of Covid-19.”

How many Covid cases are there in my area?

Here are the latest figures for each of our local council areas in the week ending April 2, 2022.

Rates of Covid-19 in Bristol are currently above the UK average. There were 3,478 recorded cases, which is a rate of 7.5 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in North Somerset are currently above the UK average. There were 1,919 recorded cases, which is a rate of 8.9 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in South Gloucestershire are currently above the UK average. There were 2,415 recorded cases, which is a rate of 8.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in Bath and North East Somerset are currently above the UK average. There were 1,435 recorded cases, which is a rate of 7.3 cases per 1,000 residents.

All figures include both positive PCR and lateral flow tests.

Where are the biggest Covid-19 hotspots in my area?

Some neighbourhoods in and around the Bristol area have far higher rates of coronavirus than others.

Here are the 10 neighbourhoods in our area with the highest rate of coronavirus infections for the week ending April 2, 2022.

Thornbury North in South Gloucestershire: There were 121 new cases, which is equivalent to 14.3 cases per 1,000 people.

North Worle in North Somerset: There were 114 new cases, which is equivalent to 12.2 cases per 1,000 people.

Bradley Stoke and North East in South Gloucestershire: There were 121 new cases, which is equivalent to 11.7 cases per 1,000 people.

Stoke Gifford in South Gloucestershire: There were 87 new cases, which is equivalent to 11.5 cases per 1,000 people.

Western Clarence in North Somerset: There were 68 new cases, which is equivalent to 11.2 cases per 1,000 people.

Westbury on Trym in Bristol: There were 71 new cases, which is equivalent to 11.1 cases per 1,000 people.

Weston Bournville in North Somerset: There were 86 new cases, which is equivalent to 11.0 cases per 1,000 people.

Portishead South in North Somerset: There were 86 new cases, which is equivalent to 10.8 cases per 1,000 people.

Winscombe, Langford & Blagdon in North Somerset: There were 92 new cases, which is equivalent to 10.7 cases per 1,000 people.

Southville in Bristol: There were 117 new cases, which is equivalent to 10.5 cases per 1,000 people.

What are the current coronavirus rules in England?

People are still being encouraged to wear masks in indoor public settings

Due to a recent change in government guidelines, wearing a mask is no longer mandatory in most indoor settings.

However, face coverings are still required for visits to healthcare facilities such as care homes and surgeries.

Since February 24, you no longer have to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid-19 after the legal requirement was lifted.

Instead, people with coronavirus are advised to stay home if they can to avoid contact with other people.

Also, you no longer need to self-isolate or take daily PCR or lateral flow tests if you have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19.

The government is set to stop offering free tests to the public from April 1, and you no longer need to take a test when arriving into the country from foreign countries - a rule that was lifted on March 18.