Salisbury Bemerton records 63 cases, figures show

The coronavirus case rate for a Salisbury ward has soared to more than 900 per 100,000, after 63 infections were recorded in the latest weekly period available.

According to Public Health England figures relating to the week ending on January 4, Bemerton has an infection rate of 924.7 – the highest in the Wiltshire Council area.

The highest rate bracket on the map on the government coronavirus dashboard, which breaks down infections by small areas in England with an average population of 7,200, is 800 or above.

In Salisbury, two areas fall within that bracket.

They are Salisbury Cathedral & Harnham and Bemerton.

Here is the latest data available for both.

  • Salisbury Cathedral & Harnham (45 cases; +36 on previous week, rolling rate of 902.2)
  • Bemerton (63 cases; +46 on previous week; rolling rate of 924.7)

Cases and case rates are rising in every other area.

In the latest 24-hour period, as of Saturday January 9, 280 infections were recorded in the Wiltshire Council.

It brings the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 10,080.


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