SINCE November, cases across Southampton and Hampshire have risen dramatically.

Public Health England's interactive map gives us an insight into how infection rates have changed across the area since November 22.

Firstly, we look at a 'then to now' map, and how things have changed in the past few months to January 10.

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'.

November 22 - January 10

As you can see from the map, the county has gone from having no 'hotspots' and infection rates of between 50-400, to now seeing nearly all above 400 - many above 600.

And back in November, the Government's definition of a 'hotspot' was a lot lower than it is now, with anything above a rate of 400 placed in the category.

Next, we look at how the picture has changed for Southampton since the start of the third national lockdown on January 5.

January 5 - January 10

From this map, you can see that the number of 'hotspots' in Southampton has dropped from 12 to three since the start of lockdown.

According to the data those three areas of Bitterne South, Coxford and Lordshill, and Maybush all have infection rates in the seven days to January 10 of over 800 per 100,000 - which means more than one in every 125 residents had coronavirus.

For more information on the latest infection rate data, read our article here.