Particularly high Covid rates were recorded in some parts of Wiltshire in the latest data. 

On Sunday, January 9, 141,472 Covid cases were recorded in the UK which follows a downwards trend in daily cases since January 4.

In Wiltshire 1,559 new Covid cases were recorded between Friday, January 7, and Sunday, according to the latest Public Health data. 

The latest 7-day Wiltshire Covid case rate, for the period up to January 4, was at 1416.9 Covid cases per 100,000 people.

This was a 38.5% increase from the previous week, bringing the total cases for this period to 7142. 

Three Wiltshire areas had a higher Covid case rate than the UK average of 1,982, with Durrington and Bulford recording a rate of 2227.4 cases per 100,000 people. 

That means roughly one in 50 Bulford and Durrington residents had Covid between December 28 and January 4. 

What is the Covid picture in my local area?

Cases went up in all but five Wiltshire areas in the latest Public Health data recorded between December 28 and January 4.

Tidworth & Ludgershall recorded both the highest amount of new Covid cases, 123, and total cases, at 334. 

The four areas where Covid cases went down were Downton & Morgan's Vale, Salisbury Cathedral & Harnham, Box, Colerne & Rudloe and Sutton Benger, Kington & Biddestone. 

In Malmesbury, Crudwell & Oaksey the amount of Covid cases stayed the same.  

Covid Hotspots in Wiltshire 

Case rates indicate the amount of cases relative to the population size so are a much better comparison of different areas in terms of Covid. 

The top five Covid hotspots in Wiltshire with the highest case rates for the seven days leading up to January 4 are:

  1. Durrington & Bulford (2227.4)

  2. Warminster West & North (2070.0)

  3. Lydiard Millicent & Purton (2051.5)

  4. Warminster East (1918.1)

  5. Larkhill, Shrewton & Bulford Camp (1903.5)

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