According to the statistics released by the Public Health England, Bristol has two new cases of coronavirus today, August 23.
This brings the city’s total number of cases to 1,442.
Two neighboring districts of Bristol have seen to also have an increase in its records of coronavirus positive cases.
An increase of seven new cases was recorded in Bath and North East Somerset, bringing its total cases to 394. Meanwhile, in South Gloucestershire, four new cases were added, having a total of 801 positive cases of the deadly coronavirus.
As of writing this article, no new cases were recorded in North Somerset. Its number of cases remains at 930.
Since the beginning of July, Bristol has recorded no coronavirus-related deaths. Locally, the city has recorded a total of 270 deaths since the pandemic began.
Across the United Kingdom, 1,041 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, thus, bringing a total of 325,642 positive cases in the country.
In addition, the statistics today show an addition of six deaths across the country in the last 24 hours. In total, 41, 429 people have already died across the UK.
Returning to Schools
Meanwhile, the chief medical officer of England, Prof Chris Whitty, said that children are more likely to suffer harm from failing to return to school next month than from catching the deadly virus.
According to Prof Whitty, “the chances of children dying from Covid-19 are incredibly small”; but having to miss classes and lessons can damage the students in the long run.
In a few weeks, millions of students are expected to resume their classes and the UK government anticipates all of these students to return to school full-time in September since schools in some parts of the UK have already reopened.
Prof Whitty added that while returning to school can risk the students from catching the virus, the evident damages to children of not going to school is “overwhelming”.