AND then there was one. The last place in the Winchester district with a cluster of Covid cases.

It is Winchester West, the area that includes Fulflood and Weeke.

The latest information relating to Covid-19 was updated this afternoon and reports only four cases in that area in the week to Sunday April 4, the most recent day for which localised figures are available. That figure of four is the same as for the previous seven days and gives a rolling number of 30.1 per 100,000.

The other 13 areas have reported fewer than three cases in those seven days and are marked white on the Government map, below. Colden Common and Twyford is the most recent area to be marked as white.

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

The last cluster of Covid cases in Winchester West

The last cluster of Covid cases in Winchester West

It is not possible to say how many news cases have been reported in Hampshire and Winchester district today as the latest figures are lower than yesterday. Winchester 4,895 from 4,910 and Hampshire 63,112 from 63,269. The reason is unclear.

In Winchester district in the seven days to April 4 there have been 13 cases, down 16 from the previous seven days to give a rolling number per 100,000 people of just 10.4. In Hampshire there were 241 over the same period, down 198, for a rolling 17.4.

The Press Association national news agency reported that figures to April 4 show only 39 places out of 315 in the UK now have a better record than Winchester, slightly up on the 27 reported on Wednesday.

The 13 areas, where there have been fewer than three cases in the last seven days to April 4, 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, and most recently:

Whiteley, Knowle and Wickham,

South Wonston, Sutton Scotney and Micheldever,

Colden Common and Twyford.

Only two schools are currently affected by Covid, either pupils or staff - Micheldever and Winnall. John the Baptist in Waltham Chase is back to normal along with Kings', Henry Beaufort, Sun Hill and Shepherds Down.

There have been no further hospital deaths recorded in the Winchester district now for 38 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 21 days.

Nationally, a further 60 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 127,040.

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).

The map above compares with one for the start of January in which some areas (Denmead and Southwick) were reporting more than 800 cases in a seven-day period and were marked black. Many were reporting more than 400 and were purple:

The same map at the start of January

The same map at the start of January

Other Covid news

The last two clusters: Read more here