NO NEW cases of coronavirus have been reported in the Winchester district in the last 24 hours.

This is the first time there has not been a single reported case in the area since September 3.

The number of new infections in Hampshire has increased by 11 in the last day.

There were 5,658 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the Hampshire County Council area as of 4.30pm today, up from 5,647 reported on Tuesday.

No new deaths have been reported locally – and only 20 have been reported in the UK.

The rate of infection in Hampshire stands at 409.2 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average, shown this evening as 579.9.

Today there have now been 378,219 cases of the virus across the UK. This is an increase of 3,991 in the last 24 hours.

The number of deaths in Hampshire hospitals remains at 609 – one more than yesterday.

This was recorded by University Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

The figure for fatal cases at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, is 161, the same since June 29. The figures for the other local county trusts are Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust, 230; Solent NHS Trust, 2; Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, 17; University Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, 199.

Nationally, a further 20 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 41,684, according to the ONS website updated this afternoon.

Today's coronavirus news:

A NEW coronavirus law is set to come into effect on Friday, September 18, at places such as pubs, cafes, restaurants and beauty salons.

The new rules will also apply toother hospitality businesses and close contact venues.

We've put together everything we know so far about the new law - and what it means for you.

What are the new rules?

From Friday, September 18, a change in the law across England will mean that it will be mandatory for all venues to take your contact details.

The new rules will mean customers will have to leave their details when eating or drinking in a pub, cafe or restaurant, but will not apply to those who order to take away.

Until now, providing details to venues has been voluntary, but the change means businesses will now be legally required to request the contact details of every customer and visitor on their premises.

As such, it will be mandatory to provide your name, contact number, date of visit and arrival time on entry as of September 18.