There has been an increase of 395 Covid cases in Wiltshire in the last reported week.

In the week to July 13, the latest weekly period available, a total of 1283 cases were recorded in the Wiltshire Council area, an increase of 395 more than the previous week.

The rate of new cases is now 256.6 per 100,000.

Two deaths since May

Wiltshire has recorded two deaths within 28 days of a positive test between July 12 and July 18.

Two patients having tested positive for Covid died in Salisbury Hospital last week.

One patient was in her 80s and the other patient was in his 60s, and both had underlying health conditions.

Read more: Salisbury hospital records first two Covid deaths since May

These were the first Covid-related deaths at the hospital since May 2.

Since May 21, Wiltshire has had no recorded deaths where Covid is listed on the death certificate as a cause of death, according to the Government's coronavirus dashboard.

There is a lag of at least 11 days in this reporting, as the data is based on death registrations.

The website also reports a decrease in hospitalisations in the last week.

Between July 5 and July 11, two people in Wiltshire went into a Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust hospital with coronavirus, compared with four people the previous week.

There were six patients in hospital with the virus on July 13, two of which needed a ventilator.

Wiltshire areas with fewest cases

Two areas in Salisbury - Stratford and East Harnham - have fewer than 10 cases in the last reported period.

The area figures are available on a map on the Government's dashboard which breaks down infections into Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs), small areas with an average population of around 7,200.

For each MSOA, the map shows the number of cases in the latest weekly period, any change compared to the week before and the case rate per 100,000 people.

Below are the Wiltshire areas with the fewest cases in the seven days to July 13:

  • Mere & East Knoyle (5 cases, -1 on previous week; case rate of 74.2)
  • Dilton Marsh & Bratton (6 cases, +1 on previous week; case rate of 91.8)
  • Marlborough (7 cases, -6 on previous week; case rate of 82.0)
  • Bedwyn, Burbage & Collingbourne (7 cases, -3 on previous week; case rate of 94.7)
  • Salisbury Stratford (7 cases, -3 on previous week; case rate of 119.2)
  • Pewsey & Lockeridge (8 cases, -3 on previous week; case rate of 114.5)
  • Ramsbury, Ogbournes & Avebury (9 cases, -5 on previous week; case rate of 104.3)
  • Tisbury, Donhead & Tollard Royal (9 cases, same as previous week; case rate of 142.6)
  • Salisbury East Harnham (9 cases, same as previous week; case rate of 151.0)
  • Warminster West & North (9 cases, +1 on previous week; case rate of 151.0)

You can find the latest figures on hospitalisations and deaths in your area by typing your postcode into the coronavirus dashboard:

For Wiltshire-wide data, click here.

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