THERE have been no further deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Hampshire following the passing of two the day before.

Two new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the Winchester district in the last 24 hours. It stands at 533.

The number of new infections has increased by 14 to 5,683 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the Hampshire County Council area as of 4pm today, up from 5,669 reported on Wednesday.

Some 27 deaths have been reported in the UK, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 41,732, according to the ONS website updated this afternoon.

The rate of infection in Hampshire stands at 411.1 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average, shown this evening as 591.6. The rate in Winchester is 426.9.

Today there have now been 385,936 cases of the virus across the UK. This is an increase of 4,332 in the last 24 hours.

The number of deaths in Hampshire hospitals remains at 611. The figure for fatal cases at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, is 162. 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.

The R number in the south-east is between 1.1 and 1.4 meaning that on average every 10 people infected will infect between 11 and 14 other people.

The growth rate in the south east is between +2% and +7% which means the number of new infections is growing by 2% to 7% every day.

Some 13 patients were admitted to hospital with coronavirus on Wednesday. There are 78 with the condition in hospital today with five on ventilators, according to the ONS.

Total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic of people who had had a positive test result for Covid-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test, the figures are Hampshire 725, Portsmouth 77 and Southampton 123.

Today's coronavirus news:

SIXTY pupils at Swanmore Church of England Primary School are self-isolating after a child tested positive for coronavirus.

The headteacher of the Church Road school contacted parents on Thursday following guidance from Public Health England.

John Paterson said that the case involves a pupil in Year 1, resulting in 60 children and five members of staff needing to isolate as they are a part of the pupil's 'bubble'.

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DOZENS of pupils are isolating as six schools in Hampshire have reported new cases of coronavirus.

Orchard Infant School, Dibden Purlieu; Bedenham Primary School, Gosport; Henry Tyndale School, Farnborough; Swanmore Primary School, Swanmore; and Woodcroft Primary School, Waterlooville, all have confirmed cases of the virus.

A Hampshire County Council spokesperson said yesterday (Thursday): There are 534 maintained and academy schools in Hampshire and, of these, the county council has received notification of five incidents to date (September 17).

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