THERE were more than 200 positive Covid-19 tests in Somerset in the latest 24-hour figures just announced.

The 215 new confirmed cases in the county council area consisted of 79 in South Somerset, 58 in Somerset West and Taunton, 47 in Sedgemoor and 31 in Mendip.

The overall total of positive tests in each district since the start of the pandemic now stand at 3,420 in South Somerset; 3,748 in SWT; 3,518 in Sedgemoor; and 2,158 in Mendip. The county total has risen to 12,844.

The rolling seven-day rate of infection has dipped in three of the four districts.

The rate in South Somerset was 279.2 per 100,000 of population, up from 268.5; in SWT the rate was 388.7 per 100,000, down from 394.5; in South Somerset it was 427.8 per 100,000, down from 453.8; and in Mendip it was 268.2 per 100,000, down from 269.1.