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

An interactive Government map has shown that since January 9 - four days after the third national lockdown started - Test Valley had five areas where cases were rising.

According to a map on the government coronavirus dashboard, in the week to February 13, when the latest figures were available, cases in 11 areas of Test Valley were dropping.

But, infection rates were still on the rise in four places in the borough.

These were North Baddesley & Braishfield, Romsey Town, Nether Wallop, Kings Somborne & Dunbridge and Andover Charlton & Bourne Valley.

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 9, 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 9. Right: Feb 13.

In the latest data shown above, Romsey Cupernham & Halterworth is the area with the lowest amount of infections, recording fewer than three cases in the week ending on February 13.

It had eight cases in the previous week.

At the same time, Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams had four cases - down by 11 from the previous week - and had a weekly rolling rate of 60.1 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'.