COVID infection rates across Romsey and Test Valley are still falling since schools reopened as part of the roadmap out of lockdown.

An interactive Government map has shown that since March 10 - two days after children returned to the classroom - Test Valley had five areas where cases were rising.

According to the map on the coronavirus dashboard, in the week to March 31, when the latest figures were available, two places saw an increase in infections.

Cases across the borough have continued to decline since March 10 when Test Valley recorded 42 infections, compared to 34 cases documented in the seven days up to March 31.

Ten places across Test Valley had fewer than three cases in the week up to March 31, meaning they were classed as suppressed.

The Government does not show data for these places to protect individuals' identities.

Some of the areas with fewer than three cases include Romsey Cupernham & Halterworth, Andover Charlton & Bourne Valley and North Baddesley & Braishfield.

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

In the seven days to March 10, some of the areas with the lowest number of cases were Romsey Town, Valley Park and Chilbolton, Clatford & Barton Stacey.

Click the map below to slide between the two images: Left: Mar 10. Right: Mar 31.

In the latest data shown above, Andover London Road & East Anton has the highest infection rate with 11 cases with a weekly rolling rate of 64.8 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'.