Covid cases in Wiltshire more than quadruple in one week

The number of coronavirus cases in Wiltshire has risen by more than four times in the last week.

In the seven days to September 6, 86 cases were recorded in the Wiltshire Council area, going up from just 18 in the week to August 30.

The infection rate has also gone up, from 3.6 to 17.2 per 100,000 people.

The recent spike in cases mirrors that seen nationwide in the past few days, which has forced the government to impose stricter restrictions from Monday.

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The figures, for the seven days to September 6, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

Data for the most recent three days (September 7-9) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

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