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Covid update: Latest figures show Delta variant taking a strong hold

THE number of cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 – which accounts for about 99% of all new cases in the UK – rose by 74% across the South West in the week ending July 7.

Sedgemoor’s total went up to 109, an increase of 45, while the figures in other Somerset districts were: Mendip: 65 (+33), Somerset West and Taunton 101 (+49), and South Somerset 79 (+31).

The figures from Public Health England also show that across the country the number of confirmed cases rose by 54,268 to a total of 216,249 – a 32% increase.













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