COVID-19 data: including cases in Bristol and R number for the South West

COVID-19 data: including cases in Bristol and R number for the South West

Rate and number of coronavirus cases, number of community tests, the growth rate of infections, number of deaths, R number for the South West and how many people have been vaccinated in Bristol.

We aim to publish COVID-19 Bristol statistics twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This may be delayed until the following day, depending on when data is made available. 

These numbers change daily but were accurate when published on the date stated.

You can also read the latest report from the Director of Public Health.

Rate of COVID-19 cases in Bristol in past 7 days

30 April 2021: 12 case per 100,000 people
23 April 2021: 24 per 100,000 people
20 April 2021: 23 per 100,000 people 
16 April 2021: 23 per 100,000 people

Comparison with England and other local authorities for current week

England: 23 cases per 100,000 people

Neighbouring local authorities

Bath and North East Somerset: 12 cases per 100,000 people
North Somerset: 12 cases per 100,000 people
South Gloucestershire: 10 cases per 100,000 people
Somerset: 13 cases per 100,000 people

Local authorities in England with the highest rates of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people

Bolton: 74
Lincolnshire: 73
Barnsley: 64
Doncaster: 63
Wakefield: 60

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bristol in past 7 days

30 April 2021: 55
23 April 2021: 112
20 April 2021: 108
16 April 2021: 105

Confirmed cases are the number of individuals with a positive test result for COVID-19 who have not had one previously.

Current cases in:

  • hospitals: there are 8 people in local hospitals who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 5 May
  • schools: 9 schools or early years settings have at least 1 case of COVID-19 among children or staff as of 5 May
  • workplaces: 1 workplaces are managing cases of COVID-19 as of 5 May
  • care homes: 0% of care homes in Bristol had COVID-19 outbreaks or clusters as of 5 May

Age profile of cases in past 7 days

Under 20: 25%
20 to 29: 31%
30 to 59: 35%
Over 60: 9%

COVID-19 cases in your area

You can look up the weekly cases in your area by postcode on GOV.UK.

Total COVID-19 cases in Bristol 

30,847 cases since March 2020.

Graph showing the trend in weekly deaths in Bristol by week of registration, split by Covid19 deaths and all other deaths.  Graph shows three waves of deaths - April / May 2020, November / December 2020 and January / February 2021.  In each of these waves the COVID-19 deaths pushed the number of deaths in Bristol over the 5 year average. Outside of these periods there have been a small number of COVID-19 deaths in most weeks since late March 2020.

Growth rate of infections for the South West

30 April 2021: -4% to 1%
23 April 2021: −6% to 0%
16 April 2021: −7% to 0%

Growth rate is an estimate of the change in the number of new cases of COVID-19 from one day to the next, expressed in terms of a percentage change. For example, a growth rate of 2% suggests that 100 cases one day would mean 102 cases the next day.

R number for the South West

30 April 2021: 0.8 to 1.2
23 April 2021: 0.7 to 1.1
16 April 2021: 0.7 to 1.1

The R number is an estimate of the average number of people that one infected person will pass the virus on to. If the R number is 1, that means on average every person infected with COVID-19 will go on to infect 1 more person. If the R number is greater than 1 the epidemic is growing. If the R number is less than 1, the epidemic is shrinking.

We show the R number for the South West because estimates of the R number at a local authority level are not reliable, due to the relatively small number of cases and deaths at this geographical level. A large number of cases is needed to calculate a reliable estimate of R. If the number of cases and deaths is small, the margin of error will be too big, making the figure inaccurate.

Vaccination

199,643 people in Bristol have had 1 or more doses of a vaccine, which is 46% of the population.

Deaths from COVID-19 in Bristol

618 people in Bristol have died from COVID-19 since March 2020. This accounts for 15% of all deaths in that time.

Graph showing the trend in weekly deaths in Bristol by week of registration, split by Covid19 deaths and all other deaths.  Graph shpws three waves of deaths - April / May 2020, November / December 2020 and January / February 2021.  In each of these waves the COVID-19 deaths pushed the number of deaths in Bristol over the 5 year average.

Community tests taken in Bristol

Past 7 days: 6,718, 0.4% positive
Past 30 days: 32,715
Since March: 474,729

Community tests are tests that were not carried out in a hospital, such as those taken at a local testing site, a mobile testing unit or at home.

Other sources of data

Number of lab-confirmed cases (on Open Data Bristol).

Government COVID-19 data.

Previous messages from the Director of Public Health