In common with much of the country the covid-19 restrictions imposed at end December have had a marked impact on the number of new cases in Hampshire since the beginning of the year.
The rolling seven-day number of new cases reached its peak across the county on 5/6 January, when the daily number of new cases reached 1,434 and the rolling seven-day number peaked at 7,866 cases, a rate of 569 per 100,000 population, and has been steadily declining since.
The coronavirus second wave hit its peak in the Candover Valley and neighbouring areas during the first week of the new year, driven by the reduction in restrictions over the Christmas holiday period. Alresford reached its peak on New Year’s Eve with 42 cases on a rolling seven-day basis and a rate of 496.4 per 100,000. Springvale & Itchen Abbas had 35 cases and a rate of 509.
Four Marks & Tisted (52 and 423 per 100k) and Sutton Scotney & Micheldever (38 and 646.5 per 100k) followed on 4 Jan. The peak for Old Basing & The Candovers was 8 Jan with 40 cases and a rate of 517.1 per 100k, and Hatch Warren followed on 11 Jan with 60 cases and a rate of 697.
Since then the rate of new infections has been on a steadily declining path. During the last week Hampshire recorded another 1,283 new cases, compared to 1,625 in the previous week and against 7,691 during the first week of January. The comparable numbers for Basingstoke and Deane were 143 in the last week, against 209 the week before and 750 in the first week of the new year. East Hampshire it was 69 against 145 and 548, and Winchester was 96 against 97 and 557.
On a more local basis on the latest reported figures (14 Feb) Old Basing & the Candovers now has 4 active cases and a rate of 51.7 per 100k, Four Marks & Tisted has 3 and a rate of just 24.4, while Alresford and Springvale & Itchen Abbbas each has less then 3 active cases.
Sadly, there were another 85 deaths recorded across Hampshire in the last week, bringing the total to 2,234 deaths since the start of the pandemic of people who had a positive test result for coronavirus and died within 28 days of the first positive test. In BDBC there was another nine deaths bringing the total to 277, in East Hampshire another six and a total of 164, and Winchester a further three and a total of 172.
See more information here - Coronavirus 19 February 2021