ANOTHER person has died of Covid-19 in the Winchester district, according to figures released this afternoon.

It is the third death in the district since Tuesday bringing the number of people to die in the pandemic to 80.

Meanwhile, the numbers of infected people in the Winchester district continues to rise steadily with double figure increases most days this month.

On Friday there were 20 Covid-19 patients in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and three in Basingstoke. The figure for today is unavailable. Across the south-east region the number of Covid patients has dropped from 256 on Friday to 221 today.

There have been 14 new cases in the Winchester district in the last 24 hours, according to data published by the Government website today.

That takes the Winchester district figure to 770 up from 756. In the last 24 hours for the Hampshire County Council area, that includes Winchester, the tally has risen by 108 to 7,788, from 7,680.

Some 93 new cases have been reported in the Winchester district in the last seven days, up two from yesterday's rolling seven-day total of 91. The figure for the previous seven days is 82 down one from 83 on Saturday.

'Winchester district' comprises more than the city and is the city council area which stretches from Micheldever in the north to Southwick in the south, from Sparsholt in the west to Bramdean in the east.

Data shoes that the infection rate in the city council district is 616.7 people in every 100,000 since the start of the crisis in March. See the graph below:

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The rate for new cases in the district for the last seven days to Monday October 12, is 76.9 people per 100,000 (95 cases). On the week to October 5 the figure was 50.5 (63). Other areas figures are: Portsmouth 99.6 (214), 50.7 (109); Southampton 59.4 (150), 42.4 (107); Basingstoke and Deane 53.2 (94), 30.6 (54); Eastleigh 52.4 (70), 27.7 (37). The lowest rate in the UK is the Isle of Wight 16.9 (24), 12.7 (18).

Nationally, 67 people have died in the UK today. This brings the number of confirmed reported deaths to 43,646.

There have been 722,409 cases of the virus across the UK. This is an increase of 16,982 in the last 24 hours.

The number of deaths in Hampshire hospitals is now 622, with the three most recent deaths being in the Winchester district. The figure for fatalities at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes the RHCH in Winchester, is 165. For the other local county trusts: Portsmouth Hospital, 237; Solent, 2; Southern Health, 17; University Southampton, 200.

The R number in the south-east has risen to between 1.3 and 1.5 meaning that on average every 10 people infected will infect between 13 and 15 other people.

The growth rate in the south east region is now between +5% and +8%, meaning the number of new infections is growing by up to 8% every day.

Regarding Covid patients admitted to hospital, the latest figure is 33 reported on Friday, down 19 from Thursday, in the south-east region, which includes Hampshire. There are today 221 with the condition in hospital, down 48 on yesterday, with 11 on ventilators today, the same, according to the ONS. The numbers are not broken down for hospitals in Hampshire.

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, remains: Hampshire, 733 (53.0 per 100,000 people), Portsmouth, 79 (36.8) and Southampton, 124 (49.1). The Winchester district figure, the city council area, is 80, a rate of 64.1, higher than the other three areas mentioned. But all the Hampshire figures are below the national average.

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