COVID cases in Thornbury’s two regions have continued to rise in the last week - with the levels creeping ever so closely towards the UK government’s black zone.

A colour coded system is used to denote which area has the most case rates, with black being the highest.

Being in the black zone means an area has a case rate higher than 1,600 per 100,000 people.

The rate in Thornbury North and Thornbury South - taken from the seven days leading up to January 5 - has now risen to over 1,500 for both areas.

Over 100 cases were reported in each of Thornbury North and Thornbury South in the week leading up to January 5, the latest available data.

Around 90 per cent of those eligible in Thornbury North and South have received the first dose of the Covid vaccine.

This data is worked out using the percentage of population aged 12 plus.

Just over 80 per cent of those eligible have received the second dose.

Meanwhile, around 70 per cent of the population in both areas have received the booster jab.

There are various ways in which you can get your Covid vaccination.

You can wait for your GP to contact you with an appointment, including at Severnview Family Practice.

Another way is to attend one of the walk-in centres.

The nearest to Thornbury include - SGS College (Berkeley), the vaccination centre at the UWE in Bristol, the West Dean Community Centre (Bream), Easton Christian Family Centre (Bristol), the Hindu Temple (Shaunaks Pharmacy, Bristol), Bristol Rapid Testing Centre and Knowle West Healthy Living Centre in Bristol.

Check the NHS website for guidance on opening times - many sites also provide extra walk-in sessions at the last minute, depending on availability, so keep your eyes peeled on social media.

Over 4,000 people tested positive over the previous seven days across South Gloucestershire.

Nearly 1,000 patients were admitted to hospital in the South West in the last seven days in the week leading up to January 10.

Four deaths within 28 days of a positive test in South Gloucestershire were reported as per the latest data provided on January 10.