SOUTHAMPTON has seen no change in Covid-19 cases in the past seven days.

Coronavirus infection rates have stayed the same with 5.1 new cases for every 100,000 residents in the seven days ending July 12.

The latest figures released by Public Health England show the rate has remained constant in the New Forest at 1.1.

Figures for the Test Valley also reveal no change with the rate standing at 2.4.

Meanwhile, the rate in Winchester dropped from 1.6 to 0.8, in Portsmouth from 2.8 to 1.9 and in Eastleigh from 1.5 to 0.8.

These figures are compared to the seven days running up to July 5.

New data is released each week and shows how rates of positive coronavirus tests are changing in each area.

The figures are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community.

The rate is expressed as the new number of new cases per 100,000 population.

In Leicester, the rate has dropped from 127.2 in the seven days to July 5 to 104.4 in the seven days to July 12.

Second on the list is Pendle, where the rate has gone up from 14.2 to 74.4, and where 68 new cases have been recorded in the seven days to July 12.

Other areas reporting notable week-on-week jumps include:

– Blackburn with Darwen (up from 29.5 to 48.3, with 72 new cases in the seven days to July 12)

– Herefordshire (up from 2.1 to 37.0, with 71 new cases recorded in the seven days to July 12, linked to an outbreak on a farm near Worcester)

– Braintree (up from 3.3 to 22.4, with 34 new cases)

– Peterborough (up from 18.9 to 30.3, with 61 new cases)

The list is based on Public Health England figures updated on July 15 on the Government’s coronavirus online dashboard.

Data for the most recent three days (July 13 to 15) has been excluded as it is incomplete and likely to be revised.

Here is the list in full, showing the rate of new cases in the seven days to July 12, followed by the equivalent figure for the previous seven days to July 5.