COVID cases in Yate have risen so high that they are now in 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.

Yate North’s Covid case rate has soared to almost 2,500 cases per 100,000.

Meanwhile, Yate South’s Covid case rate is over 2,000. 

The rates in Yate Kingsgate and Chipping Sodbury have both risen to over 1,600 also.

These have all been taken from the seven days leading up to January 5.

In the week leading up to January 5, almost 200 cases were reported Yate North, whilst almost 150 were recorded in Yate South.

Between 85 and 90 per cent of those eligible in these four areas have received the first dose of the Covid vaccine.

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

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

Meanwhile, around between 60 and 70 per cent of the population in all 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 West Walk surgery. 

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

The nearest to Yate include - Billings Pharmacy (Kingswood), Longwell Green Community Centre (Bristol), the Hindu Temple (Shaunaks Pharmacy, Bristol), Bath Racecourse-Walk-in (will close when full), Barkat Pharmacy (Bristol), Easton Christian Family Centre (Bristol), Bristol Rapid Testing Centre and Kellaway Pharmacy (Closed 1pm-2pm).

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.