THERE were 28 positive Covid-19 tests in Somerset in the 24 hours to 5pm yesterday (Tuesday).

The updated overall numbers of cases in each Somerset district are with the rate per 100,000 of population in brackets):

  • Mendip 363, an increase of seven (314);
  • Sedgemoor 595, plus four (483);
  • Somerset West and Taunton 750, a rise of six (483.5);
  • South Somerset 553, up 11 (328.5).

The overall number of cases in the Somerset County Council area has risen to 2,261, an increase of 38 on yesterday's figures. The rate per 100,000 of population according to the Govenment is 402.2 in the county.