NO Covid deaths have been reported in the Winchester district for 92 days, as of this afternoon.

Nationally on Tuesday no deaths were reported for the first time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

In the Hampshire Hospitals area that includes the hospitals in Winchester, Basingstoke and Andover there have been no reported deaths for 39 days.


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Across the district there is only one place with more than two cases in the last seven days and that is Whiteley, Knowle and Wickham which has seen four cases, up two in the seven days to May 28, the most recent day for which figures are available. It has a rolling case rate of 55.1 cases per 100,000 people. Winchester district as a whole has rolling rate of 9.6 per 100,000 below the national average.

But five cases were reported today, the highest daily rise since April 27. Some 4,978 cases have been reported in Winchester district since the start of the pandemic.

No Winchester schools are affected and only 14 in Hampshire with eight of them in the north-east of the county.

But there has been a slight increase in Covid cases across the district with 12 in the seven days to May 28, up eight, an increase of 200 per cent. It is not known how many are of the Indian variant, first reported in the Winchester district when a case was found connected with St Bede primary school last month.

On Tuesday there were 82 better performing local authority areas out of 315 in the UK. The previous week Winchester was 13th.

The final stage of the Government’s road map is fast approaching, but doubt is beginning to be cast over June 21.

Some scientists have said that the final easing of social restrictions in England should be delayed, others have said that the cost to society will be too great if it is.

New data shows that Hampshire pupils missed among the least face-to-face teaching in the autumn term after having to self-isolate or shield due to Covid-19, figures reveal.

Pupils across Hampshire missed the equivalent of 433,540 days of in-person education between September and December for this reason, Department for Education figures show.

That was an absence rate of 3.9 per cent – among the lowest in England – and equivalent to roughly three days per pupil.

As of last Tuesday (May 25), the Hampshire Hospitals Trust were caring for six coronavirus patients in hospital. The figures also show that four new Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the week to May 23. This was up from two in the previous seven days.

On vaccinations, data shows that a total of 81,154 people have had their first dose in Winchester district and 51,539 have had both, as of May 31.

Additional reporting: Megan Hinton