Coronavirus – Mixed picture locally

Here are the latest Government Coronavirus figures for our area. The picture is mixed, with more cases, but fewer hospitalisations and deaths. Possible grounds for optimism? We hope so, but we remain in the hands of the Government for lockdown status and vaccinations.

Winterborne Longjohns, The Blog’s racing correspondent, who lives in London, has already had 2 vaccinations. But the Somerset NHS website Here merely says that vaccinations will be rolled out “in the coming weeks”, and requests people not to contact their GPs, and to wait for notification.

 Confirmed cases South Somerset

A confirmed case is where a person has had a positive test result for Coronavirus.

There were 72 new people with a confirmed positive test result reported on 6 January 2021. (30 December: 58)

Total number of people who have had a confirmed positive test result as of 6 January 2021 was 3,021. (30 December 2574)

An interesting side statistic is that more people in the under 60 age group are becoming infected than their older peers. Is this because the older group is staying at home, not socialising and respecting the rules? or is it just luck? Or lack of it.

 Deaths – South Somerset

There were 2 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test for Coronavirus reported on 6 January 2021. (30 December:6)

Total number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for Coronavirus as of 5 January 2021 was 101. (29 December:86)

Closer to home:

Positive Covid tests in Wincanton, Cheriton, Charlton Horethorne (includes Horsington Marsh): 7 Days to 2 January: 20 ( 24 December:6)

Templecombe, Henstridge, Milborne Port (Includes Horsington Village):7 days to 2 January: 16 ( 24 Dec:11).

Yeovil Hospital: on  7 January there were 42 patients in  hospital ( 30 December:66) of which 5 were on ventilation (30 Dec:5).

Stay safe, everyone.

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