Coronavirus cases in Wiltshire have gone up by more than a third in the latest seven-day period, Public Health England figures show.

The latest weekly update shows a total of 65 new cases being picked up in the week to September 26. That's 24 more than the previous week (the seven days to September 19) where 41 new cases were recorded.

The figures are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

Data for the most recent three days (September 27-29) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

Salisbury Journal: Daily cases by specimen date in the Wiltshire Council areaDaily cases by specimen date in the Wiltshire Council area

According to the government coronavirus dashboard, cases in the Wiltshire Council area increased sharply at the end of August before going down again from around September 4.

Although in the past few weeks cases have been fluctuating, the seven-day average seems to be on the rise.

The government's chart shows daily cases by specimen date, i.e. the date the tests were taken as opposed to the date they were processed in the lab.

Since the start of the pandemic, as of 4pm on Tuesday, there have been 1,641 cases in the Wiltshire Council area. Nine of these were recorded yesterday.