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 November 4, when the latest figures were available, was Totton Town which had 19 and a weekly rolling rate of 237.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Chandler's Ford East had 14 cases and a weekly rolling rate of 174.1 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:

Abbotswood and West Wellow: 12 (141.3)

Romsey Cupernham and Halterworth: 8 (92.4)

Romsey Town: 5 (83.8)

North Baddesley and Braishfield: 5 (46.5)

Valley Park: 12 (160.1)

Chandler's Ford West: 12 (155.4)

Chilworth, Nursling and Rownhams: 9 (135.3)

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

West Totton: 11 (130.9)

Totton Rushington: 10 (136.6)