Covid persisting in one Winchester district but declining elsewhere
Springvale and Itchen Abbas, which stretches from Kings Worthy to Itchen Stoke and from Chilcomb to Northington near Old Alresford, has seen a seven-day increase in the past five days.
The numbers are very low, but it goes against the trend as new cases have been reported in the 14 areas of Winchester District.
The latest figures, released last night, show that there have been seven new cases in Springvale and Itchen Abbas in the past week, five more than the previous week, an increase of 250 percent, which is a moving average per 100,000 people of 101.8 near the river corresponds to the national average.
Springvale and Itchen Abbas are shown in blue and surrounded by white areas where Covid has almost disappeared
There were also tiny bumps from one case in Colden Common and Twyford, Alresford and Winchester Northwith three new cases each in the last week.
Seven areas are now marked in white on the government map as they had fewer than three cases in the seven days leading up to February 26th. They are:
South Wonston, Sutton Scotney and Micheldever;;
Swanmore, Hambledon and West Meon;;
Bishop’s Waltham and Waltham Chase;;
Oliver’s Battery and Hursley;;
Winchester West from Weeke and Fulflood has been a hotspot with many cases in jail, but the outbreak there has ended.
The entire Winchester district had 41 official numbers for the week ending Friday, February 26, a decrease of 30 or 42 percent at a rolling rate per 100,000 of 32.8. The National Press Association news agency reported that as of Friday, February 26, the numbers show only 20 out of 315 places better than Winchester, mostly in the West Country.
In the last seven days to yesterday (Wednesday) there were only 35 new cases in Winchester County, compared to 40 the previous week. The number 35 is the lowest since October 2nd.
The latest numbers for Winchester District
The number of cases in Winchester district since the pandemic began is now 4,741, a rate of 3,797 per 100,000 people. A new death has been reported, bringing the number to 183, a rate of 146.6 per 100,000 people. There have been six deaths in the past seven days. The district encompasses more than just the city, it also encompasses the countryside from Micheldever to Denmead.
The crisis in the Hampshire Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust has continued to ease. As of Monday there were 52 patients – 33 in Basingstoke, 19 in RHCH and none in Andover. Last Monday there were 85 patients who tested positive for Covid-19-51 in Basingstoke, 34 in RHCH and none in Andover.
Seven Covid patients have died in the NHS trusts in Hampshire (Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, Southern and Solent), four in Hampshire Hospitals, two in Portsmouth and one in Southampton. This brings the total to 1,826.
There are now only ten schools affected by Covid in Hampshire, three of them, none in the Winchester district.
According to their website, there have been no new cases at Winchester University since last September and 198.
The map below shows the latest numbers for Hampshire and how the pandemic is improving sooner in the south than in the Midlands and north.
Hampshire Covid Statistics