COVID infection rates across Romsey Test Valley have continued to fall since the start of lockdown, despite there still being some areas in the borough with a high number of cases.

An interactive Government map has shown that, since the start of the third national lockdown on January 5, Test Valley has gone from having seven areas where cases were rising to two.

According to a map on the government coronavirus dashboard, in the week to February 5, when the latest figures were available, cases in all of Test Valley were dropping.

The only exceptions were Abbotswood & West Wellow and Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams.

Andover London Road & East Anton had the highest number of cases in the borough with 64 - down by 15 from the previous week - and had a weekly rolling rate of 377.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The map created by the Advertiser below, using Public Health England data, shows the comparison between the start of the national lockdown on the left, and the latest data on the right.

In the seven days to January 8, the three areas with the lowest number of cases were Chilbolton, Clatford & Barton Stacey, Andover South and Valley Park.

Click the map below to slide between the two images: Left: Jan 8. Right: Feb 5.

In the latest data shown above, Nether Wallop, Kings Somborne & Dunbridge is now the area with the lowest amount of infections, recording just four cases in the week ending on February 5 - down by 34 from the previous week.

The area had a weekly rolling rate of 51.5 cases per 100,000 people.

At the same time, Romsey Town had four cases - which hasn't changed since the previous week - and had a weekly rolling rate of 67.0 cases per 100,000 people.

For reference, the map is divided into Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs), which are areas with an average population of 7,200.

It then colour-codes MSOAs depending on their seven-day rolling infection rate, with areas placed into the boundaries of 0-9 (yellow), 10-49 (light green), 50-99 (dark green), 100-199 (light blue), 200-399 (dark blue), 400 to 799 (light purple) and 800 plus (dark purple).

Anywhere labelled '800 plus' is today deemed by the Government to be a 'hotspot'.