THE recent steep rise in Covid numbers in Winchester appears to be levelling off.

In the last seven days including today, there have been 181 reported cases compared to 172 in the seven days previously. The numbers are now nearly the same showing that the numbers have reached a plateau.

One person is reported to have died in the Winchester district over the last 48 hours.

The daily figures for the Winchester district today is 10 and 21 on Saturday, bringing the total to 1,270, an infection rate of 1,017.1 per 100,000 people since the start of the crisis in the spring.

Hampshire Chronicle:

‘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 shows that the infection rate in the seven days to November 3 is 149.8 people in every 100,000.

Today there were 156 cases reported in the Hampshire County Council areas bringing the total number to 12,426, an infection rate since March of 898.8 per 100,000 people.

The number of deaths in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation hospitals, which includes the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, has risen one from 174 to 175.

For the other local trusts: Portsmouth, 247, up four in the last 48 hours; Solent, 2, same; Southern Health, 17, same; Southampton, 218, same.

Nationally 20,572 new cases were reported today, down on the 24,957 yesterday (Saturday). This brings the total to 1,192,013.

Today in the UK, 156 people who had tested positive for the virus within the last 28 days, have died.