More than 270 coronavirus cases were recorded in the latest seven-day period compared to the week before.

In the week to October 12, 272 new infections were reported in the Wiltshire Council area, compared to 175 in the week to October 5.

The rate of new cases per 100,000 people has gone up from 35 to 54.4.

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).

As of 4pm on Friday, 2,188 people have tested positive in the Wiltshire Council are since the pandemic began. Of these, 52 were reported yesterday.

Wiltshire's infection rate of 437.6 is still considerably lower than the average for England which now stands at 1,039.

Specific figures for Salisbury are not available. However, a government map shows the areas in the city with the highest rates of new cases, and how many cases have been recorded in each area.