The cases of CoviD-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) reportedly increased in all areas of Bristol. Fortunately, the rise in numbers is lower compared to the past few days.
The Public Health England declared that the daily figures for September 20, 2020, presented 7 positive CoviD-19 individuals who got tested for the disease.
The current confirmed cases for CoviD-19 in the region are at 1,694. Three new cases were detected in North East and Bath Somerset, 2 in South Gloucestershire, and 4 in North Somerset. This caused an upsurge of 16 new cases within the region of Bristol.
Since the pandemic started, 477 cases that are positive for CoviD-19 were recorded in the North East and Bath Somerset, 947 in the South Gloucestershire, and 1,069 within North Somerset.
All over the United Kingdom, 3,899 confirmed cases were documented in the recent daily statistics which brought the total number of positive cases to 394,257. Thus, the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown for two weeks. The latter aims to serve as a circuit breaker to fight the spread of Covid-19.
Experts have warned the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, that the daily deaths due to the pandemic might rise to hundreds. This was because Bristol’s CoviD-19 growth rate and R number (reproduction number) were already between 0.9 to 1.6.
This implies that for every 10 positive cases, 9 to 16 other individuals might get infected with the virus. Scientists have confirmed that if the R number reaches over 1.0, then the positive cases will continue to grow rampantly.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matthew John David Hancock, warned the public of a possible second national lockdown to combat the rapid spread of the pandemic.
The Chief of NHS Test and Trace and Acting Chair of the National Institute for Health Protection Dido Harding has announced that the request for CoviD-19 tests in England is exceeding the available supply by four times.