CORONAVIRUS cases are continuing to rise in five places across Test Valley, new Government data has revealed.

An interactive map, which uses Public Health England data, shows how many people have tested positive for the virus in each part of the borough in the week up to June 8.

In the seven days up to this period, Test Valley recorded 40 cases - up by nine on the previous week.

This means the borough had a weekly rolling rate of 31.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Five areas that saw cases rise during this time.

They were:

  • Andover London Road & East Anton (17 cases; up by eight on the previous week; rolling rate of 100.2)
  • Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams (three cases; up by one on the previous week; rolling rate of 45.1)
  • Andover Newbury Road (three cases; down by two on the previous week; rolling rate of 39.1)
  • Andover South (three cases; down by one on the previous week; rolling rate of 37.2)
  • Andover West (three cases; up by one on the previous week; rolling rate of 29.7)

This comes as the Prime Minister is expected to announce today that the end of lockdown will be delayed by four weeks.

The final legal social distancing restrictions were due to be lifted on June 21, which would have seen limits removed on gatherings and nightclubs reopen.

It was part of step four of Boris Johnson's lockdown roadmap, which was set as no earlier than June 21.

But it has been widely reported this morning that the PM will announce a four-week delay, because of concerns over the Delta variant first seen in India and now the dominant strain in the UK.

The variant is thought to be up to 60 per cent more transmissible than the so-called Kent variant, which had been the dominant strain through the winter.

It will see the new 'freedom day' signposted for July 19.

Mr Johnson is set to hold a press conference at 6pm tonight where he is expected to announce the measures.