Update coronavirus infection rate for Wiltshire

Due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases, infection rates have been going up and Wiltshire’s is no exception. 

According to government figures, last updated on Monday September 14, Wiltshire has an infection rate of 303 per 100,000 people.

The figure is well below the average for England, the nation with the highest rate, which currently stands at 569.2 per 100,000.

As figures are broken down by local authorities, Swindon is not included in the count despite it being in Wiltshire.

The town, which had recently seen localised outbreaks, has a rate of 595.4 per 100,000 – almost twice as high than the Wiltshire Council area.

In neighbouring Hampshire, the rate stands at 407 with Southampton’s own rate increasing to 419.4.

Dorset has one of the lowest infection rates in the country (189.4), while Somerset’s is only slightly higher than Wiltshire’s (314.6).

North of Wiltshire, neighbouring Glocestershire and Oxfordshire have higher infection rates, with 331.8 and 536 respectively.

Berkshire is not included in the list.

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