After many weeks of declining numbers of new cases of covid-19 in Hampshire, with new cases in single figures for most council districts during April and May, the new Indian variant (now called Delta) arrived in the county at the beginning of June.
As in most of the rest of Britain this new strain of the disease is having a big impact across the county and is gaining momentum. In the last week of May there were 194 new cases in the county, the first week of June saw the number rise to 286, and in the last seven days there were 2123 new cases. It reached its peak, so far, yesterday (5 July) with 368 new cases across the county.
In the districts more local to the Candover Valley, Basingstoke and Deane recorded 674 new cases since the beginning of June, and now has a seven-day rate of 184.6 per 100,000 of population. East Hampshire has 327 more cases and a rate of 122.6, Winchester has 397 and a rate of 157.8, while Test Valley has 495 and a rate of 156.2, and Hart has 189 and a rate of 143.2. See brief note here.Covid- June
Regrettably, there has also been another 14 deaths in the county since 31 May attributed to coronavirus.
See more details here -Covid-19 – June 2021