THE battle against Covid-19 continues to be won in the Winchester district.

The latest information relating to Covid-19 has been updated this afternoon.

As of 4pm today (Thursday, April 8) there have been just 46 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Hampshire in the previous 24 hours.

In Winchester district there were just four, and only 16 in the last seven days, compared to 23 in the seven days before that. Since the start of the pandemic there have been 4,910 cases in the Winchester district which is greater than the city alone and stretches from Micheldever to Denmead.

The Press Association national news agency reported that figures to April 3 show only 27 places out of 315 in the UK now have a better record than Winchester.

The map below shows how Covid-19 has almost gone from the district. The map shows places with between zero and two cases showing white in order to "protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure."

The current Covid map of the Winchester district showing cases in only two areas: Colden Common and Twyford and Winchester West, marked in green

The current Covid map of the Winchester district showing cases in only two areas: Colden Common and Twyford and Winchester West, marked in green

The 12 areas, where there have been fewer than three cases in the last seven days to April 3, are:

Winchester East;

Winchester Central and South;

Winchester North and Sparsholt;

Winchester Stanmore;

Oliver's Battery and Hursley;

Springvale and Itchen Abbas;


Swanmore, Hambledon and West Meon;

Bishop's Waltham and Waltham Chase;

Denmead and Southwick.

Whiteley, Knowle and Wickham and South Wonston, Sutton Scotney and Micheldever, both mini-clusters, are now marked white on the map.

The only areas where there are currently cases are Colden Common and Twyford, three cases, up one, for a rolling number per 100,000 of 31.5; and Winchester West, three cases, down one, for a rolling 30.1.

Only three schools are currently affected by Covid, either pupils or staff, and they are now St John the Baptist in Waltham Chase, Micheldever and now Winnall. Others now back to normal are Kings' Henry Beaufort, Sun Hill and Shepherds Down.

There have been no further hospital deaths recorded in the Winchester district now for 37 days running. The number of Covid death in the three hospitals of the Hampshire Hospitals Trust (RHCH, Basingstoke and Andover) remains at 438, with no deaths for 20 days.

Nationally, a further 53 people who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in the UK to 126,980.

As of today 31,807,124 people in the UK have had received their first Covid-19 vaccination dose, while 6,091,905 people have had their second dose.

In Hampshire the authority with the highest percentage of first vaccines is Basingstoke and Deane with 98.7 per cent (65,695), followed by East Hampshire with 98.1 per cent (54,805). Winchester is fifth with 96.9 per cent (50,127).


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