THREE new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Winchester district in the last 48 hours

The number of new infections in Hampshire have increased by 36 in the last two days.

There were 5,615 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the Hampshire County Council area as of 4pm today, up from 5,579, reported on Friday.

No new deaths have been reported.

The number of confirmed cases in Winchester area is at 528, up three on Friday, with a rate of 422.9 per 100,000 people.

The rate of infection in Hampshire stands at 406 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average, shown this afternoon, as 565.2.

Today there have now been 368,504 cases of the virus across the UK – an increase of 6,827 in the last 48 hours.

The number of deaths in Hampshire hospitals remains at 608.

The figure for fatal cases at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, is 161, the same since June 29. The figures for the other local county trusts are Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust, 230; Solent NHS Trust, 2; Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, 17; University Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, 198.

Nationally, a further five people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 41,628, according to the ONS website this afternoon.

As of tomorrow, the ‘rule of six’ comes into play, meaning people can only socialise in groups of six by law.

In today's coronavirus news:

Hospitality businesses across the south face penalties if they don't follow the latest government legislation.

Under the latest changes to the law announced by the Prime Minister, pubs, cafes, bars and restaurants have a clear duty to support the NHS Test and Trace system.

Read more on that here

The number of new cases is rising sharply, yet the number of people going to hospital and deaths is not keeping pace. Here's why.

Read more here