THE latest rate of Covid-19 infection in Somerset continues to show a slight fluctuation.

There were minor increases in the rate in Somerset West and Taunton and South Somerset, rising respectively to 74.8 per 100,000 of population (up from 69.6), and 99.8 per 100,000 (previously 95.6).

The figures were down in Mendip, with a new rate of 102.1 per 100,000 (down from 104.7) and Sedgemoor down to 99.9 (from 102.3).

The figures are based on the latest seven-day totals, which saw Mendip drop to 118 (from 121 previously); Sedgemoor 123 (126); SWT 116 (108); and South Somerset 168 (161).