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

The latest cases reported on Tuesday May 19th show that over the past 24 hours the tally has risen to 623 people in the Somerset County Council area.

There are now 165 confirmed cases in Sedgemoor, which includes Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge, according to the latest data. There are 228 in the Somerset West and Taunton area, 169 in South Somerset and 61 in Mendip.

Areas close to Somerset with confirmed cases include North Somerset with 360 cases; Bristol with 687 cases; Bath and North East Somerset with 230; and 796 in Devon.

It comes as the UK’s overall total of confirmed cases reaches 248,818. A total of 35,341 people in the UK have sadly died after contracting the virus.

Overall in Somerset since the start of the outbreak 63 people who have tested positive have sadly died in Somerset hospitals.


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