NO Covid-related deaths in Winchester district and none across Hampshire reported in last 24 hours, according to figures released this afternoon.

Winchester district had seen three deaths since Tuesday bringing the number of people to die in the pandemic to 80.

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

There have been 11 new cases in the Winchester district in the last 24 hours, according to data published by the Government website.

That takes the Winchester district figure to 781 up from 770. In the last 24 hours for the Hampshire County Council area, that includes Winchester, the tally has risen by 92 to 7,880.

Some 93 new cases have been reported in the Winchester district in the last seven days, the same as yesterday's rolling seven-day total. The figure for the previous seven days is 85, up three.

'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 625.5 people in every 100,000 since the start of the crisis in March. See the graph below:

Hampshire Chronicle:

The rate for new cases in the district for the last seven days to Monday October 12, the latest available, 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).

Hampshire Chronicle:

Nationally, 80 people have died in the UK today. This brings the number of confirmed reported deaths to 43,726.

There have been 741,212 cases of the virus across the UK. This is an increase of 18,804 in the last 24 hours.

The number of deaths in Hampshire hospitals is now 622. 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 Hospital Southampton, 201.

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.