Heatmap shows the Swindon areas with highest covid rates

Coronavirus case rates have continued to fall in the majority of Swindon postcodes.

However, official figures show there are still some places in the town where the virus has increased.

Over the past week Groundwell and Abbey Meads, Mouldon Hill and Oakhurst, Wroughton, Wichelstowe and Chiseldon, Abbey Park, Gorse Hill and Upper Stratton have all logged rises in their rolling case rates for the period January 26 to February 1. 

The area with the highest case rate was Central North, an area that covers the Railway Village and Broadgreen.

Covid case rates by Swindon areas Source: GOV.UK

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On Saturday, the government confirmed that a further 54 people in Swindon had tested positive for the virus. There have been 417 confirmed cases in the last week, giving a case rate of 187.7 cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days.

Nationally, 401,636 people received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine on Friday in England, according to official figures. 9.8m people in England have now received their first dose and 470,723 people have been given a second jab.

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Case rates by area, with data from GOV.UK. Find the map here.

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