TWO people have died of Covid-19 in Hampshire in the last 24 hours.

One death was reported in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. The exact location was unavailable. It is the first death in the trust area since June 29. The other death was in Portsmouth.

No new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the Winchester district in the last 24 hours. It remains at 531.

This is the second day running there has not been a single reported new case in the area, the first time since September 3.

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

There were 5,669 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the Hampshire County Council area as of 4pm today, up from 5,658 reported on Wednesday.

Only 20 have been reported in the UK, the same figure as reported yesterday.

The rate of infection in Hampshire stands at 410.0 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average, shown this evening as 584.9.

Today there have now been 381,614 cases of the virus across the UK. This is an increase of 3,395 in the last 24 hours.

The number of deaths in Hampshire hospitals remains at 611, two more than yesterday.

The figure for fatal cases at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, is now 162, the first increase since June 29. The figures for the other local county trusts are Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust, 231; 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 41,705, according to the ONS website updated this afternoon.

Today's coronavirus news:

A pupil at Swanmore primary school near Bishop's Waltham has tested positive for coronavirus.

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The UK faces a 10pm curfew 'within two weeks' - with pubs and restaurants among those that will be forced to shut early.

According to reports by a number of national media outlets, it is understood the government is considering the drastic measure in specific local areas if there are further spikes in covid rates.

Bolton in the north west became the first town in England to have a curfew imposed after cases surged.

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

The new rules will also apply to other 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.

Other coronavirus news:

While Covid-19 will be a mild illness for many people, with some not experiencing any symptoms at all - it can be difficult to know when the right time is to self-isolate.

Self-isolation is hugely important when it comes to preventing further spread of the virus, so it’s important to know what symptoms to look for and when to get tested.

We've rounded-up everything you need to know.

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The first coronavirus death in ​over three weeks has been recorded at University Hospital Southampton Trust, the latest figures show.

In total, NHS England figures show 199 people had died in the trust's hospitals as of 5pm on Tuesday.

That was an increase of one compared to the 198 that had been recorded at the same point on Monday, and the first death in 26 days.

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