Covid persisting in four Winchester areas as hospital patient numbers drop sharply
The number of new cases of Covid-19 continues to rise in four areas of Winchester district.
The numbers are very low, but cases are increasing in the following four areas, although the number of hospital patients is falling sharply according to the numbers released today:
Springvale and Itchen AbbasSix cases, one increase (20 percent), with a moving average of 87.3 per 100,000, which is above the national average, and a decrease of 101.8. The area extends from Kings Worthy through Itchen Stoke and Chilcomb to Northington near Old Alresford.
Alresfordfour cases, two (100 percent) at a moving average of 47.3 up from 59.1 yesterday;
Denmead and Southwickeight cases, plus two (33 percent) 78.0, no change, now also above the national average;
Winchester North and Sparsholt, four cases, an increase (33 percent), 41.2 from 51.5.
Five new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Winchester district today, the highest daily number in ten days.
According to the figures released today, ten areas of the Winchester district are nearly Covid-free. The areas that have had fewer than three cases in the last seven days through Thursday March 4th are:
Winchester West (Weeke and Fulflood);
Winchester East (Winnall, Highcliffe, and Bar End);
Winchester Central and South;
Oliver’s Battery and Hursley;
South Wonston, Sutton Scotney and Micheldever;
Swanmore, Hambledon, and West Meon;
Bishop’s Waltham and Waltham Chase;
Whiteley, Knowle, and Wickham;
Colden Common and Twyford.
These areas are now marked in white on the Government Covid map.
Across Winchester district, there were 29 official reports in the week ending Thursday March 4, 29 or 31 percent fewer, a rolling rate per 100,000 people of just 23.2. The National Press Association’s news agency reported that as of Thursday March 4th, the numbers show only 22 of 315 spots in the UK, with a better record than Winchester, mostly in the West Country.
The district encompasses more than just the city, it also encompasses the countryside from Micheldever to Denmead.
In the last seven days to date (Tuesday) there have been only 26 new cases in Winchester County, compared to 38 the previous week.
The number of cases in Winchester County since the pandemic began is now 4,763, a rate of 3,814 per 100,000 people. No new deaths have been reported, out of a number of 183, a rate of 146.6 per 100,000 people. There has only been one death in the past seven days.
The Covid burden at Hampshire Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust has further decreased. Yesterday there were only 30 in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; 20 in Basingstoke and ten in RHCH. Last Monday there were 52 patients – 33 in Basingstoke, 19 in RHCH.
Three Covid patients have died in the NHS trusts in Hampshire (Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, Southern and Solent), one each in Portsmouth, Southampton and HHFT for a total of 1,849. The number of Covid patients who have died in the HHFT hospitals is 435. There is no breakdown of where the deaths occurred.
There are now only 11 schools affected by Covid in Hampshire, none in the Winchester district.
According to their website, there have been no new cases at Winchester University since last September and 198.
Hampshire Numbers were released today