Where Covid-19 cases are spreading rapidly in Bristol and where they are falling

The novelty of the highly contagious Omicron variant is creating an ever-changing Covid-19 situation in the United Kingdom.

Cases of the virus now appear to be falling in all four countries within the UK, just a few weeks after they rose to record levels.

And in the Bristol region, the daily number of cases fell on January 13 compared with the day before, although there were still six deaths and more than 1,600 positive tests recorded.

READ MORE: Another rise in Bristol’s Covid hospital admissions – but new hope the city has now reached its peak

And the levels of coronavirus in different neighbourhoods within our city reflect these rapidly changing, uncertain times.

There are some Bristol areas where the virus appears to be spreading very quickly, while many others are reporting a sharp decrease.

It is important to note that, due to neighbourhoods being small in size and population, it can only take a small jump in cases to bring a large rise in infection rates. But in the seven days to January 9, Hotwells saw a 31.9 per cent increase in the number of cases compared with the week before, with 91 new positive tests.

Elsewhere Totterdown saw a rise of 30.7 per cent, while in Bishopston there was an increase of 19.2 per cent.

However, many areas of the city are reporting decreased case levels of roughly the same amounts.

In Withywood, cases decreased by 46.4 per cent, as the area reported 78 fewer positive tests than the previous week.

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Whitchurch Park and Westbury Village also saw cases fall by more than 30 per cent, while Headley Park and Hartcliffe both saw identical decreases of 29.8 per cent.

In total, 39 areas of Bristol saw case decreases, while 16 saw rises.

However, despite coronavirus cases falling in many areas, the latest statistics show that the Omicron wave caused record daily admissions twice in Bristol last week, with 31 Covid patients being admitted in a single day – twice – although there is some indication that surge of admissions may have already peaked.

However, hospitals and NHS services continue to say that they remain under intense pressure because of Covid-19, with the Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group at alert level Opel 4, their highest alert level on the scale.

And the ‘Nightingale surge hub’ outside Southmead Hospital in Bristol is being fitted out over the next few days to create extra space for staff to treat patients.

You can see the full breakdown below on where cases are rising and falling in Bristol.

What are cases like in my area?

Below you can see the percentage change in the number of cases reported in the week ending January 9 compared with the previous week, as well as the total number of new cases reported in the week ending January 9 in brackets.

Hotwells +31.9 (91)

Totterdown +30.7 (132)

Bishopston +19.2 (180)

Lower Easton +16.4 (149)

St George +14.9 (201)

Stapleton +12.5 (81)

Kingsdown Stokes Croft +11.9 (132)

Westbury on Trym +8.3 (78)

Cotham +8.2 (119)

St Paul’s +7.8 (235)

Horfield +7.3 (117)

Clifton Village +5.6 (95)

Windmill Hill +5.6 (131)

Lockleaze +4.9 (107)

Redfield +1.8 (172)

Two Mile Hill +0.9 (110)

Ashton -1.7 (117)

St Annes -1.8 (162)

Upper Easton -1.8 (107)

Clifton East -3 (128)

Redland St Andrew’s -3.1 (156)

Fishponds North -4.7 (142)

Southville -5.2 (184)

Knowle West -5.2 (147)

Bristol City Centre -5.3 (234)

Monks Park -6.4 (103)

Stoke Bishop -6.7 (83)

Upper Horfield -7.4 (113)

Temple Meads -7.7 (155)

Stockwood -8 (162)

Knowle -8.4 (164)

Fishponds South -8.7 (94)

Brislington -12 (103)

Shirehampton Avonmouth -12.4 (141)

Henleaze -13.6 (76)

Hengrove -13.7 (139)

Sea Mills -14 (80)

Lawrence Weston -17.1 (92)

Broom Hill -18 (123)

Barton Hill -18.1 (122)

Westbury Park -18.2 (99)

Bishopsworth -18.8 (130)

Bedminster -21.3 (177)

Eastville -21.4 (110)

Southmead -22.3 (160)

Crews Hole -22.7 (99)

Speedwell -25.5 (120)

Henbury Brentry -26 (165)

Highridge -26.4 (103)

Knowle Park -27.6 (92)

Headley Park -29.8 (118)

Hartcliffe -29.8 (127)

Whitchurch Park -34.7 (124)

Westbury Village -38.2 (55)

Withywood -46.4 (90)

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