SINCE pubs, restaurants and bars reopened for indoor service across Romsey and Test Valley, coronavirus cases have risen slightly as England eases out of lockdown.

An interactive Government map has shown that since May 19 - two days after customers could finally ditch their coats and eat inside again - Test Valley recorded nine infections.

According to the map on the coronavirus dashboard, in the week to May 26, when the latest figures were available, the borough documented 11 Covid-19 cases.

Andover London Road & East Anton was the only area to record five infections - up by three on the previous week.

It had a weekly rolling rate of 29.5 cases per 100,000 people.

However, there were still 14 areas across the borough that saw 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 were nearly Covid-free include Romsey Town, Abbotswood & West Wellow and Andover Central.

Data up to May 19 showed 15 areas in Test Valley were nearly Covid-free.

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

Click the button in the middle of the map below - then hold and drag from side to side - to slide between the two images.

Click the map below to slide between the two images: Left: May 19. Right: May 26.

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'.