833 further coronavirus cases and three more deaths recorded in Bristol

The number of coronavirus cases in Bristol increased by 833 over the weekend, official figures show – and three more deaths were recorded.

<p>Figures have been published for the weekend, showing more than 800 new cases</p>

Figures have been published for the weekend, showing more than 800 new cases

The number of coronavirus cases in Bristol increased by 833 over the weekend, official figures show – and three more deaths were recorded.

A total of 78,464 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Bristol when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on December 6 (Monday), up from 77,631 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Bristol now stands at 16,843 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 15,772.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 135,592 over the period, to 10,515,239.

There were also three more coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Bristol.

The dashboard shows 584 people had died in the area by December 6 (Monday) – up from 581 on Friday.

It means there have been seven deaths in the past week, which is an increase on three the previous week.

They were among 8,043 deaths recorded across the South West.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Bristol.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.

The figures also show that more than two-thirds of people in Bristol have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 318,581 people had received both jabs by December 5 (Sunday) – 70% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81% of people aged 12 and above had received a second dose of the jab.

Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.