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Portsmouth COVID-19 intelligence summary - last updated 16 October

Epidemiological curve: Portsmouth new cases (3 day average)

There have been 165 new infections in Portsmouth recorded (Pillar 1 and Pillar 2) in the past week. 1,050 total pillar 1 and pillar 2 positive test cases.

Most of the positive cases in recent weeks are in younger adult ages who were not becoming severely ill or being identified through testing in Wave 1.

The chart shows the epidemiological curve of new cases (3 day average) in the area that is selected from the dropdown.

Data is from the National government website, data as of 15 October 2020.

Case numbers are subject to revisions, especially most recent numbers.

New deaths in Hospital (3 day average): Portsmouth Hospitals

There have been 8 Covid-19 related deaths recorded at QA Hospital since the end of August.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths at QA Hospital peaked on 11th April.

The chart shows the number of new deaths (3 day average) from COVID-19 at the trust selected from the dropdown – note this is not just exclusive to residents, but any patient who has died at hospital and had tested positive for COVID-19 at the time of death.

COVID-19 deaths that occur in the community or care home are not included in this figure. Totals by day are based on date of death.

Data is from NHS England COVID-19 daily deaths. Figures are subject to revisions, particularly for the most recent data, as more post-mortem tests are processed and data from them are validated.

Case rate per 100,000 population: HIOW Local Authorities and comparators

The rate of infections in Portsmouth is rising having plateaued since early June.

It remains below the rates for Southampton, Hampshire and England as a whole, but is now higher than Isle of Wight.

The chart shows the crude rate of confirmed cases (cumulative) per 10,000 population for HIOW Local Authorities and comparators.

Data on confirmed cases is from the National government website, data as of 15 October 2020 and population data is from ONS (mid year estimates 2018).

Case numbers are subject to revisions, especially most recent numbers.

Isle of Wight has implemented track and trace from 7 May 2020.

Spark lines for the HIOW UTLAs

Portsmouth:

  • 1,050 total cases
  • 165 new cases in last 7 days

Southampton

  • 1,426 total cases
  • 95 new cases in last 7 days

Isle of Wight:

  • 522 total cases
  • 22 new cases in last 7 days

Hampshire

  • 7,427 total cases
  • 549 new cases in last 7 days

The chart shows the epidemiological curve of new cases (daily and 7 day average) for the Upper Tier Local Authorities in HIOW

Data is from the National government website, data as of 15 October 2020.

Case numbers are subject to revisions, especially most recent numbers.

Weekly rates of Covid-19 cases

Weekly rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population tested under Pillar 1 and 2, by upper-tier local authority, England (box shows enlarged maps of London area).

Based on week 41 (between 05 October and 11 October 2020). Available on the National Government website

Note: the colour ramp / scale for this map was altered as of 08 October 2020, This means that colours cannot be compared to previous versions of this map.

UTLA nameRate per 100,000 last 7 days
Isle of Wight19.8*
Hampshire53.1*
Southampton57.4*
Portsmouth88.4*
Burnley554.4
Liverpool683.1
Knowsley725.8
Nottingham972.7
South East64.1*
England159.6*

Rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 per week in most recent 7 day period with complete data (03 October 2020 to 09 October 2020).

Data source: Epidemiology of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Portsmouth, South East. Data are derived from HPZone, SGSS, and the Unified Dataset.

*03 – 09 Oct (South East Daily Surveillance Report)

Excess deaths (2020 deaths minus 2014-2018 average) with proportion where coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate

The total number of deaths each week in Portsmouth was higher than in an average week for 5 weeks from the end of March to early May.

These excess deaths were mostly Covid-19 related.

Since week ending 15th May deaths have been below what was seen in previous years. However, the number of deaths week ending 18th September exceeded the average number of deaths observed in previous years and included one Covid-19 related death.

The chart shows the number of deaths by week of occurrence for the selected geography.

  • The pale grey bars show the number of deaths where COVID-19 was not mentioned on the death certificate
  • The purple bars show the number of deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate
  • The total height of each bar shows the total number of deaths
  • The dark purple line shows the average number of deaths for the corresponding week of the relevant years

Numbers are subject to revisions, especially most recent numbers.