The hotspots situation in Salisbury has changed, with some places previously on the map being taken off it and new ones added in.

Based on Public Health England figures, the interactive tool on the government's coronavirus dashboard breaks down positive coronavirus cases by Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs), areas with an average population of 7,200.

For each area, the map shows the number of cases reported in a weekly period, the seven-day rolling rate of new cases and any changes.

Areas with the highest rates are highlighted in purple and blue, those with the lowest rates are shown in shades of green and yellow.

Yesterday, we reported on data based on new cases by specimen date ending on October 11.

Today's map, based on cases recorded in the week to October 12, paints a slightly different picture.

Some MSOAs in and around Salisbury have seen new cases go down. These are:

  • Salisbury Stratford (from 8 cases to 5)
  • Wilton, Nadder & Ebble (from 6 cases to 5) 
  • Downton & Morgan's Vale (from 5 cases to 4) 
  • Larkhill, Shrewton & Bulford Camp (from 9 cases to 8) 

The MSOAs where cases have remained the same are:

  • Bishopdown (4 cases) 
  • Churchfields (4 cases)

Bemerton, where three cases had been recorded, is no longer featured on the map.

However, Laverstock, Bodenham & Coombe Bissett (which is classed under one MSOA) and Great Wishford, Woodford Valley & Porton (a separate MSOA) have now been added to it, having reported a total of six infections.

Tidworth & Ludgershall, which was already highlighted on the map, has seen cases go up from four to six.

Although most areas in and around Salisbury are featured on the map, all MSOAs are shown in light green meaning their rates of new cases are among the lowest.