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

Information about the number of new cases, number of community tests, the growth rate of infections, number of deaths and the latest R (reproduction) number for the South West.

COVID-19 bi-weekly Bristol statistics update

We aim to publish a COVID-19 bi-weekly Bristol statistics update twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. This may be delayed until the following day, depending on when data is made available. 

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

The bi-weekly report is an overview of the latest COVID-19 data for Bristol including:

  • the number of COVID-19 cases in Bristol in the past week
  • the number of community tests undertaken
  • the number of new cases of the virus
  • growth rate of infections
  • number of registered deaths
  • the R (reproduction) number for the South West

Estimates of the R number at a local authority level are not reliable due to the relatively small number of cases and deaths occurring at this geographical level.  In order to calculate a reliable estimate of R, a large number of cases is required. If the number of cases and deaths is small, the margin of error will be too big, making the figure inaccurate.

The statistics update:

Other sources of data

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

Central government COVID-19 data.