THE AREAS in Salisbury which could be at a higher risk of coronavirus infection have been identified in a new study.

A map created by Oxford University has revealed the areas in the country with the highest risk of hospitalisation from Covid-19.

Stratford, Laverstock, Alderbury and Harnham are the most at-risk areas in Salisbury, according to the map, as more than 10 people per 1,000 could be taken to hospital in the event of a second spike.

However, areas nearby such as Bemerton, Churchfields and Britford fall in lower risk categories.

You can see the map and read the paper HERE.

The Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science project has been calculated using data based on age, social deprivation, population density, ethnicity and hospital capacity.

Professor Melinda Mills, director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, said: "With additional outbreaks and second waves, thinking not only regionally, but at much smaller scale at the neighbourhood level will be the most effective approach to stifle and contain outbreaks, particularly when a lack of track and trace is in place."

The study concluded: "As countries across the globe exit strict lockdown and enter the ‘new normal’ of co-existence with Covid-19, monitoring new infection hotspots will be crucial.

"Our geospatial estimates illustrate the importance of considering demographic and socioeconomic factors in anticipating local spikes in health care demand related to the Covid-19 pandemic."