In the past few weeks coronavirus has spread to much of Salisbury, including areas where no cases had been previously reported.

However, the latest figures available show that there are currently three areas in the city that have recently recorded zero to two infections.

According to a map on the government's coronavirus dashboard, which breaks down positive cases into Middle Super Output Areas (small areas with an average population of 7,200), in the week to October 24 Bemerton, Bishopdown and Porton recorded fewer than three cases.

They are the areas with the lowest rates which come up as 'suppressed' "to protect the privacy of individuals and prevent disclosure".

Other areas in which numbers were quite low include East Harnham (4 cases) and Churchfields (5 cases).

Tidworth and Ludgershall had 13 cases reported, a decrease of one on the previous weekly period.

Where are cases rising?

Although most MSOAs have rates below 100 per 100,000, some of them are seeing cases increase.

These are:

  • Laverstock, Bodenham & Coombe Bissett (8 cases, rolling rate of 88.2)
  • Wilton, Nadder & Ebble (8 cases, rolling rate of 77.7)
  • Amesbury (10 cases, rolling rate of 80.9)
  • Durrington & Bulford (6 cases, rolling rate of 97)
  • Downton & Morgan's Vale (7 cases, rolling rate of 87.2)

The MSOAs with the highest rates (between 101 and 200) are:

  • Salisbury Cathedral & Harnham (6 cases, rolling rate of 120.3)
  • Stratford (8 cases, rolling rate of 136.3)
  • Whaddon, Whiteparish & Winterslow (11 cases, rolling rate of 138.4)