The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen to almost 700 after one more case was confirmed on Saturday. As of Sunday morning, the total number of confirmed cases in Bristol was 694.
The official COVID-19 figures are released after every 24 hours. With only one new confirmed case from the previous day, it is an indicator that the numbers of new infections have significantly reduced in the last few days.
North Somerset recorded a significant increase in new infections throughout the week. However, in the last 24 hours, only two new cases were reported. Currently, there are 404 confirmed cases in North Somerset.
South Gloucestershire has not recorded any new case for the last 72 hours. The figure remains at 399.
In Bath and North East Somerset, the figure now stands at 232 after recording two new cases in the last 24 hours. The district recorded zero new cases in the previous two days.
Public Health England noted that the numbers are usually low over the weekends. They attributed this to poor reporting rates on weekends.
The official national figures released today also indicated that in the last 24 hours, the country had recorded 118 deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 36, 793. Additionally, there were 2409 new cases across the UK in the last 24 hours.
In the UK, the total number of confirmed cases now stands at 259, 559, as of Sunday, June 24.
While addressing the nation, the prime minister expressed hope that they are almost winning the battle. However, he reminded the people to continue following the social distancing rules.
The prime minister also announced that primary schools would partly reopen in June. This comes at a time when unions have raised concerns about the safety of learners in the schools.