More than 200 coronavirus cases were reported in Wiltshire in just one week, weekly figures show.

In the seven days to October 9, 205 new infections were recorded in the Wiltshire Council area.

The week before, the seven days to October 2, 146 cases were reported.

The rate of new cases per 100,000 people has now reached 41.0, from 29.2 the previous week.

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).

The increase in cases is also affecting parts of Salisbury.

Although specific figures for the city are not available, a map on the government's coronavirus dashboard shows how cases have been going up in areas such as Bemerton and Bulford.

Chances that Wiltshire will become a hotspot (an area with more than 50 cases per 100,000) have increased dramatically, according to an online calculator.

As of 7pm on Monday, the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Wiltshire Council area since the pandemic began stands at 1,995. Of these, 17 were reported yesterday.