SINCE pubs reopened for outdoor service across Romsey and Test Valley, coronavirus cases have fallen slightly as England eases out of lockdown.

An interactive Government map has shown that since April 13 - one day after businesses reopened to punters - Test Valley recorded 35 infections.

According to the map on the coronavirus dashboard, in the week to April 27, when the latest figures were available, the borough documented 34 Covid-19 cases.

Nine places across Test Valley had fewer than three cases during this time, meaning they were classed as suppressed.

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

Some of the places that are nearly Covid-free include Abbotswood & West Wellow, Chilworth, Nursling & Rownhams and Andover Central.

Data up to April 13 shows the borough had ten areas with fewer than three cases.

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

In the seven days to April 13, some of the areas with the lowest number of cases were Romsey Town, Romsey Cupernham & Halterworth and North Baddesley & Braishfield.

Click the map below to slide between the two images: Left: Apr 13. Right: Apr 27.

In the latest data shown above, Valley Park has the highest infection rate with six cases recorded.

The area has a weekly rolling rate of 80.0 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'.