Covid cases continue to rise across the UK, with some Test Valley areas recording higher than average case rates.

Test Valley Covid cases increased by 25.2% in the seven days leading up to January 4, according to Public Health data.

A total of 2005 cases were recorded, with the case rate at 1567.7 cases per 100,000 people.

This overall figure is lower than the UK average case rate of 1982 for the same period, although one Test Valley area recorded a higher case rate. 

What is the Covid picture in my local area?

Covid cases increased in all but two of the 15 defined areas in Test Valley.

The area that recorded the highest amount of new cases and total cases in the seven days leading up to January 4 was Andover London Road & East Anton.

The area recorded 68 new coronavirus cases, bringing the rolling total to 309 which is by far the highest in the area. 

In terms of Covid case rates, Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams recorded the highest figure at 2169.1 cases per 100,000 people. 

This is much higher than the national average of 1982 for this same period.

Test Valley Coronavirus hot spots

Case rates indicate the amount of cases relative to the population size so are a much better comparison of different areas in terms of Covid. 

The top five Covid hotspots in the Test Valley for the seven days leading up to January 4, using this metric are:

  1. Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams (2169.1)
  2. Romsey Cupernham & Halterworth (1939.4)
  3. Andover Central (1870.8)
  4. Romsey Town (1846.2)
  5. Andover London Road & East Anton (1736.5)