A MAP of coronavirus cases across the UK has revealed which areas of Romsey and its surroundings have some of the highest rates of infection.

The Government map breaks down COVID-19 rates into smaller geographic areas, including nations and counties.

At a lower level, it breaks them into Middle Layer Super Output Areas, or MSOAs, which are smaller, postcode-linked areas that are used for a range of government statistics.

Areas are colour coded by their rate, with purples and blues being the highest, and greens and yellows the lowest.

In our area, the MSOA with the highest number of cases in the week to October 15, when the latest figures are available, was Abbotswood and West Wellow, which had 12 and a weekly rolling rate of 141.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Romsey Town had eight cases and a weekly rolling rate of 134 cases per 100,000 people.

The number of cases and the infection rate per 100,000 people, which is shown in brackets, in the other areas are as follows:

Romsey Cupernham and Halterworth: 5 (57.8)

North Baddesley and Braishfield: 9 (83.7)

Valley Park: 7 (93.4)

Nether Wallop, King's Somborne and Dunbridge: 7 (90)

Chandler's Ford West: 6 (77.7)

West Totton: 6 (71.4)

Totton Town: 6 (75)

Totton Rushington: 3 (41)

It is good news for the area of Chilworth, Nursling and Rownhams where the map reports the rate as “suppressed,” meaning there have been no recorded cases in the previous week.

However, given this map is based on data from the previous week, it does not take into account the latest infections, while the infections shown are based on home address.