Four new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Basingstoke and Deane over the weekend.

It brings the total number of confirmed cases in the borough since the start of the outbreak to 1,023.

There have been 16 new cases confirmed in the last week in the borough.

A total of 5693 new cases were confirmed by a positive test across the UK yesterday.

According to an interactive coronavirus map, Winklebury and Rooksdown, Viables and Hatch Waren are the postcode areas with the highest number of positive cases in Basingstoke.

But a Covid-19 calculator confirms that Basingstoke has an extremely low chance of becoming a coronavirus hotspot.

The website devised by Imperial College London, predicts which parts of England and Wales have the greatest probability of seeing cases rise above 50 per 100,000, which it classes as a 'hotspot.'

The calculator devised predictions for the likelihood of the Basingstoke and Deane borough’s R rate rising above 1 and of more than 50 new cases being recorded in a week.

The possibility of the R rate increasing to dangerous levels was zero per cent on September 26.  

The chance of more than 50 cases within a week remained at zero per cent by October 3.

The prediction rises to a low four per cent by October 10.

The probability of R being greater 1 on September 26  was at a concerning 91 per cent.