COVID is rising sharply in more places across the Winchester district.

The figures for the district are now the highest since last January with increases in most parts.

In the seven days to October 5 there were 504 cases, up 84 on the previous seven days, or 20 per cent, for a rolling figure per 100,000 of 400.2, above the Hampshire average of 384.

There are hotspots now in eight of the 14 areas across the district. Oliver's Battery and Hursley has seen the sharpest increase and its number per 100,000 people is 708, the highest number since January.

The Covid numbers are increasing in ten parts and dropping in three, with one place with no charge.

In eight areas the latest figures are for more than 400 cases per 100,000 people making them maroon on the Government map, the second highest designation, only below black.


Winchester now marked in maroon on the Government map

Winchester now marked in maroon on the Government map


The hotspots are: Winchester West; Oliver's Battery and Hursley; Colden Common and Twyford; Alresford; South Wonston, Sutton Scotney and Micheldever; Swanmore, Hambledon and West Meon; Bishop's Waltham and Waltham Chase; and Denmead and Southwick.

The latest figures are from the seven days to Tuesday October 5, the most recent day for which localised figures are available.

The worst affected areas, now coloured maroon on the Government map, are: Oliver's Battery and Hursley: 58 cases, up 12 (26 per cent) 708.7 per 100,000; Colden Common and Twyford: 59 cases, up five (9 per cent) 615.2; Bishop's Waltham and Waltham Chase: 54 cases, up 20 (59 per cent) 551.0; Winchester West: (Weeke and Fulflood) 45, up five (12 per cent) 452.0; Denmead and Southwick: 47, up six (15 per cent) 444.4; Swanmore, Hambledon and West Meon: 38, up 10 (36 per cent) 431.7; Alresford: 36, up 22 (157 per cent) 424.4; South Wonston, Sutton Scotney and Micheldever: 24, down five (17 per cent) 405.4.

Covid cases are also on the increase in: Winchester East (Winnall, St Giles Hill and Highcliffe): 16, up six (60 per cent) 197.3; Winchester North and Sparsholt: 35, up one (13 per cent) 358.1;

Winchester Stanmore: 24, up 12 (100 per cent) 346.8.


The latest figures

The latest figures


There has been no change in the last seven days in Winchester Central and South: 23, 205.4.

Covid is falling in three areas: Springvale and Itchen Abbas: 19, down one (5 per cent) 276.8; South Wonston, Sutton Scotney and Micheldever: 24, down five, (17 per cent) 405.4; Whiteley, Knowle and Wickham: 26, down 12 (32 per cent) 221.3.

Tye hottest hotspot in central Hampshire is in Hiltingbury in Chandler's Ford which the Government map says has seen 75 cases, up 17 (29 per cent) for a rolling number per 100,000 of 836.9.

The number of deaths in the Winchester district since the start of the pandemic is still at 180, the 29th day with no change. It had been on 179 since March.

Nationally today 38 deaths have been reported.

The number of Winchester University students with Covid is down to six, a drop from the highest recent figure of 20, which was the highest number in months. Four of the six cases have been on campus which is seeing an influx of freshers this week. There have been 39 people who have recovered since September.

Since the start of this term schools no longer have to report cases to Hampshire County Council so those figures are no longer available publicly.