Covid in Winchester: the five current hotspots

Two of you, Colden Common and Twyford and South Wonston, Sutton Scotney and Micheldever, simmer for more than a week, and now it’s joining Oliver’s battery and Hursley, Swanmore Hambledon and West Meon and Winchester West, which includes Weeke and Fulflood.

These areas report Covid numbers of more than 400 per 100,000 inhabitants and are marked maroon on the government map, the second worst designation after black.

This week, Covid is on the rise in 11 of the 14 parts of the Winchester borough that includes the Winchester City Council area.

The latest Covid card

The numbers for the seven days ending September 30th, the last day for which localized numbers are available, are Colden Common and Twyford: 57 cases, up 15 (36 percent) 594.4 per 100,000; South Wonston, Sutton Scotney and Micheldever: 28, plus three (12 percent) 473.0; Oliver’s Battery and Hursley: 53 cases, up 21 (66 percent) 647.6 versus 635.4; and Swanmore Hambledon and West Meon: 38, up 18 (90 percent) 431.7; Winchester West: 40, plus four, (11 percent) 401.8.

There have also been strong increases in parts of Winchester City in the last few days.

The places in the city are: Winchester North and Sparsholt (including harestock), 34, plus four (13 percent) 347.9; Winchester Central and South, (including St Cross), 19 cases, plus four (27 percent), 169.7; Winchester East (Winnall, St Giles Hill and Highcliffe) 14, plus three (27 percent) 172.6; Stanmore.15, plus two (15 percent), 216.8.

The other two places with gains are Bishop’s Waltham and Waltham Chase: 37, plus ten (37 percent) 377.6; and Alresford: 18, plus five (38 percent) 212.2.

There were declines in three areas: Springvale and Itchen Abbas: 14, minus three (18 percent) 204.0; and steep slopes in former hotspots Whiteley, Knowle and Wickham: 29, minus 24 (45 percent) 246.8 and Denmead and Southwick: 38, minus nine (19 percent) 359.3.

There were 434 cases across the district in the seven days leading up to September 24, 53 more than the previous week (14 percent) with a running number of 344.6 per 100,000 people, the highest since July 27. The number in Winchester is below the Hampshire average of 368.5, which is also rising.

The number of deaths in Winchester County since the pandemic began remains at 180, unchanged on day 25. It had been 179 since March.

The number of Winchester University undergraduates with Covid has dropped to five, down from the highest of 20, which was the highest number in months.

As of the beginning of this semester, schools no longer have to report cases to Hampshire County Council, so these numbers are no longer publicly available.

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