THE coronavirus infection rate in Southampton has fallen following an earlier spike.

The city saw coronavirus infection rates decrease, at 2.0 new cases for every 100,000 residents up to June 20, down from 4.7 in the seven days to July 13.

The latest figures released by Public Health England also show the rate has decreased in Fareham from 4.3 to 1.7.

Test Valley has decreased infection rates from 2.4 to 0.8.

Infection rates in the New Forest have increased from 1.1 to 2.8, as well as Eastleigh, which went from 2.3 to 5.3.

Meanwhile, the rate in Winchester has stayed the same from 1.6 to 1.6, and in Portsmouth from 2.8 to 1.4.

New data is released each week and shows how rates of positive coronavirus tests are changing in each area.

The figures show the rate of new cases in the seven days to July 19, and are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community.

The rate is expressed as the new number of new cases per 100,000 population.