More Coronavirus cases have been formally confirmed in Somerset, according to the new official figures.

The latest cases reported on April 5th show that over the past 24 hours the tally has risen to 99 people affected in the Somerset County Council area, however it is believed there are more cases that have not been recorded due to limited testing.

Areas close to Somerset with confirmed cases include North Somerset with 66 cases; Bristol with 166 cases; Bath and North East Somerset with 58; and 207 in Devon.

It comes as the UK’s overall total of confirmed cases reaches 47,806. A total of 4,934 people in the UK have sadly died after contracting the virus.

The latest sad Coronavirus death is a man in his 80s with underlying health problems at Yeovil Hospital. Previously, there have been six Coronavirus deaths at Musgrove Park Hospital over the last two weeks.


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