Coronavirus cases across Wiltshire have been on the rise and one area in Salisbury is now being identified as a hotspot.

Laverstock, Bodenham & Coombe Bissett reported 22 new infections in the latest weekly period - the equivalent of a 1,100 per cent rise.

The nearby villages of Whaddon, Whiteparish & Winterslow and Downton & Morgan's Vale also saw cases go up but not as dramatically.

The figures are based on data from Public Health England which is displayed on a map on the Government coronavirus dashboard.

The interactive map shows data relating to a specific week and offers a comparison to the week before.

In the seven days to June 8, the latest weekly period available, 120 cases were recorded across the Wiltshire Council area.

This is 69 more than the previous week (a 135.3 per cent rise) and gives a rate of new cases of 24 per 100,000 which is still below the national average.

According to the map, infections are evenly spread across the county.

However, one area in Salisbury has seen the sharpest increase.

Salisbury Journal: The data for Laverstock, Bodenham & Coombe BissettThe data for Laverstock, Bodenham & Coombe Bissett

Laverstock, Bodenham & Coombe Bissett recorded a total of 24 cases in the week to June 8, 22 more than the week before.

It now has a rate of new cases of 264.6 per 100,000.

The 200 – 399 bracket is one of the highest.

Whaddon, Whiteparish & Winterslow recorded three cases, one more compared to the previous week.

Downton & Morgan's Vale recorded a rise of two, which means it now has four cases.

The rates of new cases in these two areas are 37.8 and 49.8 respectively.

Infections in other areas across south Wiltshire remain between zero and two. 

Specific data for these is suppressed to protect the privacy of individuals.

The increase in cases in Salisbury and Wiltshire mirrors that seen in other parts of the UK.

There are reports the last stage of lockdown easing may be pushed back by four weeks as a result.

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