The Salisbury and south Wiltshire areas with rising cases

Coronavirus cases in Wiltshire have been rising again, and Salisbury is no exception.

This might be down to the new, more infectious variant. However, its impact on the recent spike across the county is still unknown.

A small proportion of cases linked to it has been detected in all regions of England, including the South West.

In the latest 24-hour period, 127 cases were reported in the Wiltshire Council area – one of the biggest daily increases since the start of the pandemic.

Specific data for Salisbury is not available but a map on the government coronavirus dashboard allows us to see how many cases have been reported in one particular area over a weekly period, the case rate per 100,000 and whether cases have gone up or down compared to the previous week.

These are the areas with rising infections based on Public Health England data from the week ending on December 17:

  • Amesbury (25 cases +12 on previous week; rolling rate of 202.4)
  • Stratford (22 cases +20 on previous week; rolling rate of 374.7)
  • Bemerton (11 cases +6 on previous week; rolling rate of 161.5)
  • Salisbury Churchfields (10 cases +8 on previous week; rolling rate of 148.3)
  • Wilton, Nadder & Ebble (15 cases +13 on previous week; rolling rate of 145.6) 
  • Salisbury Town North & Milford (8 cases +6 on previous week; rolling rate of 131)
  • Salisbury Cathedral and Harnham (6 cases +4 on previous week; rolling rate of 120.3)
  • Salisbury Bishopsdown (7 cases +2 on previous week; rolling rate of 104.8) 
  • Great Wishford, Woodford Valley & Porton (6 cases +4 on previous week; rolling rate of 93.7) 
  • Whaddon, Whiteparish & Winterslow (7 cases +3 on previous week; rolling rate of 88.1)
  • East Harnham (5 cases +3 on previous week; rolling rate of 83.9) 
  • Downton & Morgan’s Vale (4 cases +1 on previous week; rolling rate of 49.8)

The only areas where infections went down are:

  • Larkhill, Shrewton & Bulford Camp (15 cases -9 on previous week; rolling rate of 138.8)
  • Laverstock, Bodenham & Coombe Bissett (8 cases -4 on previous week; rolling rate of 88.2) 
  • Durrington & Bulford (3 cases -2 on previous week; rolling rate of 48.5) 

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