THE Covid infection rate in Somerset is well below the England average, according to Public Health England figures.

The rates in the four districts in figures released yesterday (Saturday) are:

South Somerset - 17.2 cases per 100,000 of population (down from 17.8 the previous day).

Somerset West and Taunton - 11.6 cases per 100,000 of population (12.2).

Sedgemoor - 17 cases per 100,000 (19.5).

Mendip - 20.8 cases per 100,000 (19).

The rates are based on the latest seven-day rolling figures.

The rate across the whole of England is 29 cases per 100,000 people.

The latest 24-hour figures show there were four new confirmed cases in South Somerset; one in SWT; seven in Sedgemoor; and two in Mendip.