The 22 areas of Somerset and Bath with the most new Covid cases

There are 22 areas of Bath and Somerset that have seen 30 or more new coronavirus cases in the last week, according to government data. Public Health England is publishing a weekly update outlining the number of new cases reported in each seven-day period for every area of the country, as well as an interactive heatmap showing the most affected areas. The rolling data reports the new cases being confirmed in any seven-day period, with the data published on Thursday, September 16 covering the period up to September 11.

: Eyesore building on Somerset town centre regeneration site to be demolished The figures for the intervening five days are not included as they are incomplete and likely to be altered. All of the 124 recording areas of Somerset have seen at least four new cases in the last week, with 22 of these having seen at least 30 new cases over the most recent seven days.

The two most-affected areas of the county are both in Frome, with Frome North West and Frome South and East seeing 60 and 59 new cases respectively. Stockmoor and North Petherton is next with 46 new infections, while there were 45 positive tests in Wembdon and Chilton Trinity. Bridgwater Town saw 42 new cases, with 41 being recorded in High Littleton and Paulton.

The other areas to see 30 or more new Covid cases in seven days include parts of Taunton, Yeovil, Cheddar, Weston-super-Mare and Highbridge. Looking for today's top stories in one place? Sign up for our newsletter here . The 22 areas that have seen 30 or more new Covid cases in the last seven days are:

  • Berrow & Brent Knoll (36)
  • Bridgwater Town (42)
  • Cheddar & Axbridge (33)
  • Frome North West (60)
  • Frome South & East (59)
  • High Littleton & Paulton (41)
  • Highbridge (30)
  • Nailsea West (32)
  • North Worle (38)
  • Peasedown & Bathavon West (35)
  • South Worle, West Wick & St Georges (35)
  • Stockmoor & North Petherton (46)
  • Stratton, Holcombe & Highbury (34)
  • Taunton Halcon & Monkton Heathfield (37)
  • Taunton North Town (37)
  • Watchet, Washford & Carhampton (32)
  • Wembdon & Chilton Trinity (45)
  • Weston Hillside (33)
  • Weston Milton (31)
  • Weston Winterstoke (31)
  • Yeovil Milford Park (31)
  • Yeovil Town (36)

NB: This data is correct as of the figures published on Thursday, September 16, covering the weekly period up to September 11.

The most up-to-date figures can be found on the government's Covid data portal.

Where is the data coming from?

The map showing the current level of Covid cases around Somerset

You can see the latest national data on the online Covid cluster map. The map uses data from Public Health England's "second generation surveillance system". The map highlights which areas of the nation have three or more confirmed cases of the virus and colour co-coordinates the areas by how many cases they have.

The map is divided into sections - officially known as 'Middle Super Output Areas' - and each section is coloured a different shade depending on how many positive Covid test results have been recorded in that area. The darker the colour on the image, the more positive test results have been recorded. Data for the most recent five days has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

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