18 Oct – The number of coronaviruses cases in Hampshire is starting to rise quite quickly, although still comparatively low. The administrative county, excluding Portsmouth and Southampton, now has a total of 7680 cases, with an additional 852 over the last seven days with a rate of 61.3 per 100,000 population. See chart Covid cases 18-10-20
A total of 2326 new cases have been recorded since the start of September and 1554 being reported in the past two weeks. Basingstoke and Deane has the highest number of all of the county’s districts with a total of 1222 being recorded since the outbreak began. There have been 265 new cases since the end of August – 150 per 100,000 – and 175 of those occurring in the past two weeks.
|Covid-19 in Hampshire district council areas|
|No.||Rate per 100k pop.|
See chart here. Covid-19 New cases
Although the Candover Valley and surrounding areas are in the lowest tier of the government’s new rules to deal with the pandemic people are still being urged to be vigilant and follow the rules about the wearing of masks and social distancing, especially in shops and other public areas.
Deaths in Hampshire from coronavirus
Thankfully, Hampshire has had few new deaths relating to coronavirus since the April – June peak. The total death toll from the disease in the Hampshire county area is now 733, an increase of five in the last week. Southampton now has 124 deaths, Portsmouth 79, and the Isle of Wight has 74. See chart. Covid deaths