IN what is hopefully a sign of things to come, there were no new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Somerset and no deaths in the county council area in the latest figures released this afternoon.

The encouraging news from Public Health England and NHS England covers the 24-hour period to 5pm yesterday (Tuesday).

The total number of confirmed cases in the county remains at 795.

Of those, 66 have been in Mendip; 222 in Sedgemoor; 308 in Somerset West and Taunton; and 199 in South Somerset.