THE Covid-19 infection rate has risen in each of the four Somerset districts in the latest seven-day figures.

The figures released this evening show there were 107 new confirmed cases in Mendip, a rise of nine, taking the infection rate per 100,000 of population to 92.6

In Sedgemoor there was an increase of eight to 169 positive tests at an infection rate of 137.2.

Somerset West and Taunton had 148 cases over seven days, up three, and at a rate of 95.4 per 100,000.

South Somerset recorded 190 new confirmed cases over the week, a rise of 14 cases, giving a rate of 112.9 per 100,000.

Figures for the latest 24-hour period showed 640 new confirmed cases in Mendip (up 19); 1,081 in Sedgemoor (up 21); SWT 1,190 (up 24); and South Somerset 989 (up 25).

Overall there have been 3,900 cases confirmed in Somerset since the pandemic began.