The Swindon postcodes seeing a spike in covid cases

COVID case rates in Swindon’s worst-hit postcodes had more than doubled in the week to December 30, official figures show.

Broad Blunsdon, South Marston and Wanborough recorded a case rate of 692.9 new cases per 100,000 in the seven days to December 30 – up from 270.7 cases per 100,000 in the week to December 23.

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Heat map showing case rates in Swindon wards. Find the map on the gov.uk website

At the end of last week, case rates in wards Haydon Wick, Upper Stratton, Covingham, Central East and Walcot West wards had all surged past 600 new cases per 100,000 people.

Walcot East and Gorse Hill were the only areas to record falling case rates.

You can see a full breakdown of case rates in Swindon wards in the table below

Last night, Boris Johnson announced a new lockdown for England amid spiralling case rates and a new, more transmissible strain of Covid-19. The new restrictions will last until at least mid-February.

How case rates in Swindon wards have changed since early November Source: GOV.UK

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