In Wiltshire the Covid-19 case rate is well above the UK average with infection numbers skyrocketing.

In the seven days leading up to October 13th, the case rate in Wiltshire was at 599.9 per 100,000 people compared to the national average of 423. 

During this period 3024 cases were recorded which is an increase of 77.4% from the previous week, September 29 to October 6. 

You can check the cases in your local area using the interactive graph below.

The Wiltshire areas with the highest number of new cases were Westbury (78), Tidworth & Ludgershall (69), and Trowbridge East (58). 

These were also the areas with the highest total Covid cases with 132, 108, and 86 cases respectively. 

However, if we look at case rates which take into account the population size in each area by calculating figures per 100,000 people, Winsley, Westwood & Holt has the highest case rate at 1069.5. 

This is more than double the national average case rate of 424. 

There were only 13 areas out of 63 which had below average case rates, the best being Durrington & Bulford with a case rate of 155.8, Salisbury Cathedral & Harnham with a case rate of 279.3, and Tisbury, Donhead & Tollard Royal with a case rate of 300. 

Downloadable government data shows that between October 13 and 18 a further 1,997 covid cases were recorded in Wiltshire suggesting the case rate is still much higher than desirable in the county. 

The latest figures show 685 people have died from Covid-19 in Wiltshire.

Salisbury District Hospital reported one of their patients, a 90-year-old man, died of Covid yesterday.

Below is a map of all the deaths that have been recorded due to Covid-19 across the UK. 

Find out more using the government coronavirus tracker.

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