THE eight Test Valley areas that are nearly Covid-free have been revealed in new Government data.

A map on the Government coronavirus dashboard, in the week to March 23, shows the locations across the borough with fewer than three cases.

This means the data for these areas is suppressed to protect individuals' privacy.

The places with fewer than three cases are:

  • Romsey Town
  • North Baddesley & Braishfield
  • Valley Park
  • Chilbolton, Clatford & Barton Stacey
  • Over Wallop & Shipton Bellinger
  • Andover West
  • Andover South
  • Andover Charlton & Bourne Valley

The interactive map breaks down infections in England into small areas with a population of around 7,200 called Super Middle Output Areas (MSOAs).

For each MSOA, the map shows the number of cases in the past week, increases or decreases compared to the week before and the rate of cases per 100,000 people.

In the seven days to March 23, cases have risen slightly in Test Valley with 40 infections recorded, up by 5 on the previous week, and a weekly rolling rate of 31.7 cases per 100,000 people.

However, the borough still has a below average case rate compared to the UK average.

There are also six areas in Test Valley where Covid-19 cases are rising.

They are:

  • Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams
  • Abbotswood & West Wellow
  • Nether Wallop, King's Somborne & Dunbridge
  • Andover London Road & East Anton
  • Andover Newbury Road
  • Andover Central