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 17, when the latest figures were available, was West Totton which had 28 cases and a weekly rolling rate of 333.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Chilworth, Nursling and Rownhams had 13 cases and a weekly rolling rate of 195.4 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 Town: 12 (201.1)

Romsey Cupernham and Halterworth: 6 (69.3)

Abbotswood and West Wellow: 10 (117.8)

Nether Wallop, King's Somborne and Dunbridge: 11 (141.5)

North Baddesley and Braishfield: 9 (83.7)

Valley Park: 10 (133.4)

Totton Rushington: 9 (122.9)

Totton Town: 8 (100)

Totton Calmore: 4 (66.6)

Chandler's Ford East: 5 (62.2)

Chandler's Ford West: 4 (51.8)