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Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 1,562 in Hampshire and 38 on the Isle of Wight

The figure for Hampshire is up by 277 cases and up by two for the Isle of Wight. Twenty-four hours earlier there were 1,285 in Hampshire and 36 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures is:

  • Hampshire - 1,241
  • Southampton -191
  • Portsmouth - 130
  • Isle of Wight - 38

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Wednesday April 2020

Ambulance service appeals for seat covers

Sarah Jenkins

BBC News

South Central Ambulance service has appealed for disposable seat covers for its vehicles.

The NHS service, which covers Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, mane an "urgent" call-out to any garages which could donate covers.

It has asked for anyone with a supply of the disposable covers to email CDFleetandEquipment@scas.nhs.uk.

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Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 1,285 in Hampshire and 36 on the Isle of Wight

The figure for Hampshire is up by 111 cases and up by four for the Isle of Wight. Twenty-four hours earlier there were 1,174 in Hampshire and 32 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures is:

  • Hampshire - 989
  • Southampton -181
  • Portsmouth - 115
  • Isle of Wight - 36

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Tuesday 7 April 2020

How are people in the South entertaining themselves?

Around the south of England, people are finding news ways to keep themselves and others entertained.

Toilet roll challenges, dance routines and gym sessions are all popular online.

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Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 1,174 in Hampshire and 32 on the Isle of Wight

The figure for Hampshire is up by 55 cases and there has been no change on the Isle of Wight. Twenty-four hours earlier there were 1,119 in Hampshire and 32 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures is:

  • Hampshire - 921
  • Southampton –149
  • Portsmouth – 104
  • Isle of Wight - 32

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Monday 6 April 2020

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 1,043 in Hampshire and 25 on the Isle of Wight

The figure for Hampshire is up by 81 cases and 6 on the Isle of Wight. Twenty-four hours earlier there were 962 in Hampshire and 19 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures is:

  • Hampshire - 809
  • Southampton – 145
  • Portsmouth – 89
  • Isle of Wight - 25

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Saturday 4 April 2020

Police condemn 'bad trip' naked party-goer

A party-goer who ended up naked in a road after taking drugs has been labelled "selfish" after three ambulances had to attend.

Hampshire Police said the reveler had "dropped acid and suffered a bad trip" in Horndean.

The force, which is investigating the matter under new Covid-19 powers, described it as a "selfish and avoidable deployment" during the pandemic, when people should be socially distancing.

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Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 962 in Hampshire and 19 on the Isle of Wight

The figure for Hampshire is up by 75 cases and 2 on the Isle of Wight. Twenty-four hours earlier there were 887 in Hampshire and 17 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures is:

  • Hampshire - 749
  • Southampton – 128
  • Portsmouth – 85
  • Isle of Wight - 19

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Friday 3 April 2020

Coronavirus: Field hospital 'planned for Southampton'

Health Secretary Matt Hancock and NHS staff at the opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel centre in London
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock opened the government's first coronavirus field hospital at the ExCel centre in London earlier

Southampton will have a new NHS field hospital to treat seriously-ill coronavirus patients from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, a councillor has said.

Donna Jones, a Portsmouth councillor, said more than 500 high-dependency beds would be opened by the end of April.

She said the site had been "settled upon" by Hampshire Local Resilience Forum, although she did not give the location.

Ms Jones added that smaller "community hospitals" would also be set up across the area for Covid-19 patients who did not need ventilators.

In a statement, the NHS said nothing had been decided and the situation was "very fluid".

Coronavirus: Latest confirmed cases in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 887 in Hampshire and 17 on the Isle of Wight.

The figure is up by 56 cases in Hampshire and 3 on the Isle of Wight.

Twenty-four hours earlier there were 831 in Hampshire and 14 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

  • Hampshire - 699
  • Southampton – 105
  • Portsmouth – 83
  • Isle of Wight - 17

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Thursday 2 April 2020

Bus firm offers to change timetables for key workers

Bus operator Go South Coast is offering to tweak its timetables to fit in with key workers' needs.

The Poole-based firm, which runs buses in southern England, has been running essential services for key workers, including those working for the NHS. matching timetables to shift patterns at hospitals.

Managing director Andrew Wickham said: "If you are a key worker and what we are running doesn't suit you - please get in touch and we will alter that."

To protect drivers and passengers from coronavirus, front row seats on its buses are out of use, payments are contactless and its fleet of buses have screens placed around the bus driver's cab.

The bus firm said the screens, being made in Eastleigh, are now being requested by other bus operators across the UK.

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Coronavirus: Latest confirmed cases in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 831 in Hampshire and 14 on the Isle of Wight.

The figure is up by 110 cases in Hampshire and 1 on the Isle of Wight.

Twenty-four hours earlier there were 721 in Hampshire and 13 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

  • Hampshire - 652
  • Southampton – 100
  • Portsmouth – 79
  • Isle of Wight - 14

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Wednesday 1 April 2020

Police officers pay NHS tribute with bikes

A team of neighbourhood police officers have spelled out the letters NHS with their bikes in tribute to the work of those on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gosport Police said it was the "their little way of thanking them for the incredible work they are doing".

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Winchester Hat Fair cancelled over coronavirus

Winchester's annual Hat Fair - due to take place on the first weekend in July - is the latest summer event to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The event is England's longest running festival of street arts and outdoor performance and regularly attracts audiences of up to 90,000.

Deryck Newland, from organisers Play to the Crowd, said it was the "right decision in these times".

"We are also painfully aware of the very challenging impact on the whole creative and arts sector and are thinking of all those independent performance companies, artists and practitioners whose livelihoods are at risk," he added.

Winchester Hat Fair
Winchester Hat Fair

Military steps in to help ambulance service

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

The British military's Covid Support Force has deployed 80 personnel to assist South Central Ambulance Service which covers Buckinghamshire as well as Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Sussex and Surrey.

The Defence Secretary announced new measures to enable armed forces personnel to support public services in response to the coronavirus outbreak last week.

The personnel drawn from all three armed services will specifically help the ambulance service man emergency vehicles as well as take calls at its emergency response centres, according to a Ministry of Defence statement.

Coronavirus: Latest confirmed cases in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 721 in Hampshire and 13 on the Isle of Wight.

The figure is up by 83 cases in Hampshire and 2 on the Isle of Wight.

Twenty-four hours earlier there were 638 in Hampshire and 11 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

  • Hampshire - 567
  • Southampton – 76
  • Portsmouth – 78
  • Isle of Wight -13

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Tuesday 31st March 2020

Coronavirus: How a professional deep clean is carried out
Specialist cleaning services are being inundated with requests to disinfect buildings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ex-Eton teacher faces sexual assault trial in November

A former Eton College teacher accused of sexually assaulting three boys faces a trial in November.

Matthew Mowbray, 48, was dismissed from the prestigious public school, near Windsor, Berkshire, after his arrest in May 2019.

He was not required to attend a plea and trial preparation hearing held over Skype at Reading Crown Court.

Judge Heather Norton said Mowbray faces a seven-day trial starting on November 16.

Mr Mowbray, of Locks Heath, near Southampton, is charged with 11 offences, including seven counts of sexual assault relating to three alleged victims, voyeurism and three counts of making indecent photographs.

He is on conditional bail and has yet to enter any pleas.

Eton College
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Eton College has educated several prime ministers, included David Cameron

University tests personal respirator for medical staff

Engineers and medics at Southampton University are testing a prototype personal respirator for use by frontline healthcare staff treating coronavirus patients.

The university is working with McLaren, Kemp Sails and others on the fabric hood which has a visor and a small, portable unit which delivers clean air through a filter powered by a belt-mounted battery pack.

Coronavirus: Latest confirmed cases in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 638 in Hampshire and 11 on the Isle of Wight.

The figure is up by 93 cases in Hampshire and 1 on the Isle of Wight.

Twenty-four hours earlier there were 545 in Hampshire and 10 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

  • Hampshire - 498
  • Southampton – 68
  • Portsmouth – 72
  • Isle of Wight - 11

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Monday 30th March 2020

Police deliver sweet treats to hospital staff

Police officers paid a visit to Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital last night to deliver sweet treats to staff working through the coronavirus pandemic.

Members of Hampshire Constabulary's response and patrol team took cakes and biscuits to the hospital where they gave a round of applause to show their support for NHS workers.

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Scouts help children in hospital with activity packs

Colouring pencils and pens
Hampshire Scouts

Scouts in Southampton have been putting together activity packs for children in hospital to keep them entertained during the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 50 packs containing materials and instructions for things, such as making paper aeroplanes, have been delivered to the play team at Southampton Children's Hospital.

Crafting packs have also been given to Ronald McDonald House, which provides accommodation for families whose children are being treated far from home.

Craft materials were also donated to Eastleigh Basics Bank which provides food and necessities for people in financial difficulty.

The craft items were collected by Southampton City Beaver Scouts in December for Hospital Scouts, which supports young people while they are in hospital.

Police help elderly man who ran out of food

Police officer helping elderly resident in Aldershot
Hampshire Constabulary

Police have stepped in to help an elderly man they found heading to the shops because he had nothing left to eat.

Officers met David on Saturday as he was being helped across the road in Aldershot with his trolley on his way to Morrisons, despite advice urging older people to stay at home.

In a Facebook post, Hampshire police described him as a "dinosaur when it comes to technology" and said he had been unaware that help was available.

The officers did the man's shopping and put him in touch with a charity which is going to help him.

Coronavirus: Latest confirmed cases in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 545 in Hampshire and 10 on the Isle of Wight.

The figure is up by 80 cases in Hampshire and has remained the same on the Isle of Wight. Twenty-four hours earlier there were 465 in Hampshire.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

·Hampshire - 432

·Southampton – 43

·Portsmouth – 70

·Isle of Wight - 10

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Sunday 29 March 2020.

Birmingham has the most coronavirus cases in England

Thomas Mackintosh

BBC London News

Birmingham Library
AFP

The Birmingham City Council area has the most coronavirus cases in England, according to new figures released by the Department for Health. (London's cases are calculated borough by borough, rather than as a single figure.)

The city has 428 confirmed cases of Covid-19 - only the Aneurin Bevan health board area in Wales has more, with 482 cases. Hampshire (384), Glasgow and Clyde (376) and Sheffield (361) make up the rest of the top five across the UK.

London now has 5,299 cases with only the boroughs of Kingston-upon-Thames (66), Sutton (82), Richmond-upon-Thames (83) and Barking and Dagenham (93) having fewer than 100 cases.

More than 1,000 people are now known to have died from coronavirus in Britain.

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Thousands watch man's 'garden marathon'

Toby Wadey

BBC South

Gareth Allen
Facebook/Gareth Allen

Thousands of spectators are watching a Facebook live stream of a man running a marathon in his garden.

Gareth Allen, from Southampton, decided to complete the 26.2-mile challenge at home amid the government's rules restricting the reasons people are allowed out.

Describing the run on his Facebook page, he said it would be "just me running round my back garden 1,000 or so times".

The stream has so far been shared almost 5,000 times, with thousands of people leaving supportive comments.

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Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 341 in Hampshire and seven on the Isle of Wight.

The figure for Hampshire is up by 29 cases. Twenty-four hours earlier there were 312 cases in Hampshire and 3 on the Isle of Wight

The breakdown of the figures is:

  • Hampshire - 267
  • Southampton – 32
  • Portsmouth – 42
  • Isle of Wight - 7

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Coronavirus: Simple yoga poses to help home workers
If you're starting to feel fidgety or fed up at your desk, our reporter and office yoga teacher Emily Ford has some tips.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 312 in Hampshire and 3 on the Isle of Wight

The figure for Hampshire is up by 52 cases. Twenty-four hours earlier there were 260 in Hampshire and 3 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures is:

  • Hampshire - 251
  • Southampton – 28
  • Portsmouth – 33
  • Isle of Wight - 3

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The new coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Frozen characters help children understand coronavirus

A children's entertainment business has been recording videos with some of its fairytale characters to help youngsters understand the coronavirus pandemic.

Hampshire-based Imaginacts have used princess characters to explain more about what the virus is, how it is affecting families and how children can help by washing their hands properly.

The firm said: "These three understand that it might be a confusing time for little ones so have recorded a message to help explain a little bit about what’s going on."

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