MORE THAN ten areas of Southampton and zones surrounding the city have been marked as Covid-19 'hotspots'.

Twelve areas have been placed in Public Health England's top infection rate bracket, with a Government map confirming that almost one in 100 people in those districts had coronavirus in the seven-day period to January 5.

In the screenshot of the map below, places with a high infection rate appear dark purple.

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The map above is a stark contrast to that of the weeks before it, which had two areas of high infection rates - Woolston, and Aldermoor and Lordswood.

The map uses data from Public Health England to show potential virus "hotspots" in the country.

It is divided into Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs), which are areas with an average population of 7,200.

The map colour-codes MSOAs depending on their seven day rolling rate, with areas placed into the boundaries of 0-10, 11-50, 51-100, 101-200, 201-400, 400 to 799 and 800 plus.

Places with a high MSOA rate appear on the map in light purple (400 to 799) or dark purple (800 plus).

Areas with rolling rates above 800 in or close to Southampton, and have been identified as a 'hotspot':

  • Aldermoor and Lordswood - 74 case (1.4% rise) - 956.4 rolling rate
  • Bitterne East - 67 cases (48.9% rise) - 873.5
  • Bitterne South - 49 cases (25.6% rise) - 803.3
  • Bitterne West - 72 cases (38.5% rise) - 848
  • Chilworth, Nursling and Rownhams - 61 cases (17.3% rise) - 917
  • Coxford and Lords Hill - 62 cases (51.2% rise) - 1,035.9
  • Freemantle - 71 cases (65.1% rise) - 886.3
  • Hollybrook - 55 cases (52.8% rise) - 882
  • Maybush - 68 cases (51.1% rise) - 831.8
  • Redbridge and Millbrook West - 60 cases (87.5 rise) - 806.9
  • Sholing East - 63 cases (80% rise) - 858.7
  • St Denys - 78 cases (73.3% rise) - 908.8