AS LOCKDOWN approaches it's end and Tier Two restrictions loom, we've put together seven updates on cases, school outbreaks and excess deaths in Basingstoke.

All the data is correct as of Friday November 27.

1. According to Public Health England figures, 35 confirmed cases were reported in the Basingstoke and Deane area in the latest 24-hour period. It brings the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 2,322.

2. In the seven-day period ending November 22, 173 cases were recording, giving Basingstoke a rolling rate of infection of 98 per 100,000.

3. Basingstoke, along with the rest of Hampshire, will be classified as a tier two medium alert area when lockdown ends next week. Health secretary Matt Hancock explained his decision to put the county in tier two: "There is a mixed picture across this area although the overall case rate is now 152/100,000 and falling in almost all areas. NHS admissions were increasing rapidly until mid-November and are now stable."

4. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths at Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Which includes Basingstoke, Andover and Winchester hospitals) stands at 205. In the last seven days there have been seven Covid related deaths at Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with the latest death recorded on Thursday, November 26.

5. Elsewhere in Hampshire, the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has had 227 deaths in total.

6. Brighton Hill and Popley have the highest seven–day rolling rate of new cases in the area according to a map on the government coronavirus dashboard. The figures refer to the seven days to November 22. Brighton Hill has a rate of 207.6 cases per 100,000 and People has a rate of 201.3.

7. A total of 15 schools have seen at least one positive case of coronavirus over the last fortnight. The Coppice Spring Academy, on Pack Lane, sent all pupils home on Tuesday, November 24. It is now the third school in the area that has been forced to shut because of the virus.