FIVE more cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Winchester in the last 48 hours.

Today's figure for the Winchester City Council district is 547, up five since Friday, with an infection rate of 438.1 people in every 100,000.

Some 63 new cases have been reported in Hampshire over the weekend.

One person has died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, under care in Portsmouth.

In the Hampshire County Council area today the number of new infections has increased to 5,923 lab-confirmed cases of the virus, up from 5,886 on Saturday.

Nationally in the last 48 hours 51 deaths have been reported in the UK, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths to 41,988, according to the ONS website.

The rate of infection in Hampshire stands at 428.4 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average, shown this afternoon as 664.0. The Winchester rate is 438.1, higher than the county but much lower than nationally.

Today there have now been 434,969 cases of the virus across the UK. This is an increase of 11,935 in the last 48 hours.

The number of deaths in Hampshire hospitals is now 613. The figure for fatal cases at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, is 162. For the other local county trusts, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust, 233; 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 1.3 meaning that on average every 10 people infected will infect between 11 and 13 other people. This is slight reduction on previous days when it was up to 1.4, or 14 other people.

The growth rate in the south east region is between +1% and +5%, meaning the number of new infections is growing by up to 5% every day. This is down on the +3%-+7%. indicating the increase is beginning to slow down.

Some 24 patients, up nine, were reported on Wednesday to have admitted to hospital with coronavirus in the south-east region that includes Hampshire. There are 106 with the condition in hospital today (Friday), up seven, with four on ventilators today, down one, 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, 78 and Southampton, 123.