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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 6,461 in Hampshire and 422 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by eight cases in Hampshire and there has been no increase on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,027

Southampton - 934

Portsmouth - 500

Isle of Wight - 422

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 13 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,433 in Hampshire and 421 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by five cases in Hampshire and the figure has remained the same on the Isle of Wight since Wednesday.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire -5,010

Southampton -926

Portsmouth -497

Isle of Wight -421

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 Friday 10 July.

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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 6,428 in Hampshire and 421 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by one case in Hampshire since Wednesday and the figure has remained the same on the Isle of Wight since Wednesday.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,008

Southampton - 925

Portsmouth - 495

Isle of Wight - 421

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 Thursday 9 July.

MP's pineapple idea to reopen New Forest campsites...

Camping in the Forest
Camping in the Forest

The "rough end of a pineapple" should be used to make officials reopen New Forest campsites, an MP has said.

Camping in the Forest has decided to keep its 10 camping and caravan sites in the national park closed.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Sir Desmond Swayne urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to "threaten" Forestry England with the tropical fruit to get sites open.

Mr Sunak said he hoped cutting the rate of value added tax (VAT) would be an "extra incentive" to the campsite firm.

The Conservative MP for New Forest West said: "Will he summon Forestry England and threaten them with the rough end of a pineapple and instruct them to use their position on the board and their substantial shareholding to get those campsites open?"

Sir Desmond Swayne
UK Parliament

Mr Sunak replied: "I'm not sure I have the power to summon anyone but I will be delighted to bring whatever influence I can to bear on his particular matter and look forward to discussing it with him further."

Last month Camping in the Forest announced it was still not viable to reopen its 16 sites across the UK from a "safety, operational and financial perspective", despite sites being allowed to reopen after coronavirus restrictions were eased.

Visitors occupying the 3,100 pitches contribute more than than £16m to the New Forest economy during a summer, according to New Forest District Council estimates.

Aircraft carrier troops deployed to test centres

Sailors from Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales are helping to run Covid-19 testing stations.

HMS Prince of Wales
PA Media

The teams from the Portsmouth-based warship are currently manning seven mobile testing unit sites across Hampshire including Eastleigh, Fawley and Brockenhurst with further assistance planned for Farnborough and Alton.

The crew members are carrying out the work while the Prince of Wales is undergoing maintenance ahead of sea trials including embarking F-35 Lightning jets for the first time.

Nearly 3,000 military personnel are involved in assisting with the national response to the pandemic, with Royal Marines also running testing centres in the South West.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,419 in Hampshire and 422 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by seven cases in Hampshire since Monday and remains the same on the Isle of Wight since Saturday.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 5,001

Southampton - 924

Portsmouth - 494

Isle of Wight - 422

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 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,412 in Hampshire and 422 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by seven cases in Hampshire and remains the same on the Isle of Wight since Saturday.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 4,997

Southampton - 922

Portsmouth - 493

Isle of Wight - 422

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 July.

Libraries reopen across Dorset and Hampshire

Bournemouth library
Google
Bournemouth Library is among those reopening

Libraries across Dorset and Hampshire are reopening this week as coronavirus lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

Local authorities throughout the area have confirmed the facilities will open with new socially-distanced layouts and other safety restrictions.

These include Hampshire County Council asking library users to limit their visits to a maximum of 30 minutes.

In Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole the local authority has announced phased openings beginning on Monday morning.

Worshippers take in church service from their cars

Worshippers stayed in their cars as a church held its first drive-in service in Hampshire.

St Barnabas Church in Swanmore held the special service which meant parishioners were able to sing for the first time since the start of the lockdown.

Despite the the relaxing of measures, people attending religious services are still not allowed to sing inside.

The Rev Claire Towns, who conducted the service, said: "I think people have loved it - just the novelty of it and actually being able to sing with other people around them. It was just a great thing to do."

She said it was possible the services could be held on a monthly basis in Swanmore Village Hall's car park - but she had conducted her first full service with worshippers back inside the church earlier.

The communion service was held at 08:00 BST but only 19 people could attend.

Towns said: "It was great to be able to do that and look out on people in pews as opposed to empty pews, like the last few months.

"But it wasn't the same and if they're the kind of numbers we're going to be accommodating from now on...without any singing that has a massive impact on the feel of worship."

The Rev Claire Towns greeting worshippers to the service in the village hall's car park
BBC
The Rev Claire Towns greeting worshippers to the service in the village hall's car park

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,399 in Hampshire and 421 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by two cases in Hampshire since Thursday. It has stayed the same on the Isle of Wight since then.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 4,991

Southampton - 915

Portsmouth - 493

Isle of Wight - 421

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 Friday 3 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 6,397 in Hampshire and 421 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by 2,067 cases in Hampshire since Wednesday and 217 on the Isle of Wight since Tuesday.

However the government said the methodology for reporting positive cases changed on Thursday which may explain the leap.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 4,990

Southampton - 915

Portsmouth - 492

Isle of Wight - 421

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 Thursday 2 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 4,322 in Hampshire and 203 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is unchanged in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 3,386

Southampton - 611

Portsmouth - 325

Isle of Wight - 203

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 29 June.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 4,322 in Hampshire and 203 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by one case in Hampshire but remains unchanged on the Isle of Wight since Friday.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 3,385

Southampton - 612

Portsmouth - 325

Isle of Wight - 203

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 Sunday 28 June.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 4,320in Hampshire and 203 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is down by one case in Hampshire and remains unchanged on the Isle of Wight since Wednesday.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 3,384

Southampton - 611

Portsmouth - 325

Isle of Wight - 203

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 Saturday 27 June.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 4,321 in Hampshire and 203 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is up by one case in Hampshire but remains unchanged on the Isle of Wight since Wednesday.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 3,384

Southampton - 612

Portsmouth - 325

Isle of Wight - 203

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 Friday 26 June.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 4,320 in Hampshire and 203 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is unchanged in both areas since Wednesday.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 3,384

Southampton - 611

Portsmouth - 325

Isle of Wight - 203

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 Thursday 25 June.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 4,320 in Hampshire and 203 on the Isle of Wight.

The total is unchanged in Hampshire since Tuesday and is up by one case on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 3,383

Southampton - 612

Portsmouth - 325

Isle of Wight - 203

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 24 June.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 4,319 in Hampshire and 202 on the Isle of Wight.

The number of cases remains the same since Sunday 21 June.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 3,383

Southampton - 612

Portsmouth - 324

Isle of Wight - 202

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 22 June.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 4,319 in Hampshire and 202 on the Isle of Wight.

The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Hampshire - 3,383

Southampton - 612

Portsmouth - 324

Isle of Wight - 202

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 Sunday 21 June

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