COVID-19 Data and Intelligence

Weekly COVID19 Hampshire Update

Hampshire County Council is no longer producing COVID-19 data packs. Universal COVID-19 testing ended on 31 March. This has limited our ability to interpret published data on case numbers/rates in a meaningful way.

Our Public Health team continues to review publicly available sources of information to understand the national, regional and local picture of COVID-19.

This includes:

We continue to work with partners in other organisations like UKHSA, NHS and other local authorities. This makes sure we're able to escalate our actions if needed.

Public Health Privacy Notice – this explains the legal basis for how we receive and use COVID-19 health data to manage and mitigate the spread and impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Hampshire's local authorities COVID-19 data packs July 2020

Emerging intelligence

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a novel virus which leads to COVID-19.  Much remains to be understood about how it is transmitted and its effects on our population. However, our knowledge is increasing as new intelligence emerges, although at this early stage this information should be treated as preliminary and subject to change.

Using the data packs

Understanding health needs, risks and vulnerabilities

The data packs comprise the latest information available from open sources related to COVID-19 for each local authority area.  Local authorities can use these packs to understand the potential population health needs, risks and vulnerabilities which exist within their own areas.  The packs also include information related to those higher risk settings, which have been identified within the Local Outbreak Control Plan.

Supporting the effective management of cases and outbreaks

Local knowledge and intelligence are key when interpreting how coronavirus is being transmitted within a local area.  It is important to identify common factors early to prevent further spread of the virus.   Local authorities are best placed to understand their own areas and work with Hampshire County Council’s Public Health team and Public Health England’s (PHE) South East Health Protection Team (HPT) to provide insights into localised outbreaks/clusters.

This partnership will ensure an agile and flexible response to reduce the spread of the virus and manage any outbreaks. Critical to supporting this work is continual COVID-19 surveillance, including monitoring COVID-19 disease and the impact of local social distancing measures.

However, these data packs provide a population health overview – a data snapshot at a single point in time.  They do not provide real time data which will be required to control localised outbreaks/clusters and therefore should not be used as a proxy for this.

Caution is also required with how the data is interpreted.  For example, increasing trends may reflect increased testing, changes in recording, coding or reporting, rather than a true increase in incidence. Likewise, the frequency and timing that data sets are updated differs, which means providing context is critical to understanding what it is telling us.

Local authority data packs

Previous Weekly COVID19 Hampshire Updates
COVID-19 Data Sources

National guidance provides information on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

National data sources

  • COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021
    The roadmap outlines four steps for easing restrictions. Before proceeding to the next step, the Government will examine the data to assess the impact of previous steps.
  • Coronavirus information for the public
    National figures for COVID-19 tests, cases, deaths for the UK and every country of the UK are produced daily.
  • NHS Test and Trace weekly reports
    National figures for the NHS Test and Trace service are produced weekly. This includes numbers of people tested; people testing positive; time taken for results to become available; numbers of people transferred to the contact tracing service; the time taken for them to be reached; close contacts identified for complex and non-complex cases, and the time taken for them to be reached.

National COVID-19 guidance and support

This link provides government information on coronavirus, including guidance, support, announcements and statistics.

Public dashboards with geographic breakdown

  • National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports: 2021 to 2022 season - GOV.UK (
    The Weekly National flu and Coronavirus Disease 2019 Surveillance Reports: 2021 to 2022 season, produced by UK Health Security Agency (UKSHA) summarises information from a variety of surveillance systems. These cover national data on cases, age, gender, rates, ethnicity, NHS 111, google searches, general practice consultations, emergency attendances, hospitalisation rates deaths (age, ethnicity, excess mortality) and antibody testing.
  • The Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK dashboard contains information at Upper Tier Local Authority (UTLA) and Lower Tier Local Authority (LTLA) levels on cases and rates and is updated daily:
    • A new dashboard, launched on 25 June, includes people tested and positive cases at national, regional and local authority level. This includes the ability to view epidemic curves and 7-day averages as well as the ability to look at positive cases as a proportion of all tests
    • From 10 July, weekly case numbers at Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) are available on a map and in a spreadsheet (in the “about data” section)
  • LG Inform COVID-19 Cases Tracker - this report enables a comparison between Upper Tier Local Authority and Lower Tier Local Authority data to other local authorities.  

The data includes the number of people with coronavirus identified through an NHS laboratory (Pillar 1 testing) or from a commercial swab testing facility (Pillar 2 testing). In addition, there is the count (not people) of triages of coronavirus symptoms through calls to NHS111 and 999 and NHS111 online.

ARCHIVED - Hampshire Districts COVID-19 Cases and Mortality Report

Archived on 7 December 2021

For up to date district data and insights on COVID-19 go to the Coronavirus (COVID19) data pages on the UK government website

This dashboard presents the number of positive COVID-19 tests, case rates, the weekly deaths and vaccinations for each district in Hampshire. Data are provisional and subject to change.

This report has four report pages;

  • Positive Cases: Numbers - This presents the number of people with a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 PCR test on or up to the specimen date or reporting date (depending on availability) for the district.  A map shows the weekly number of cases by Middle Super Output Area (MSOAs).
  • Positive Cases: Rates - presents the 7 day rolling positive cases rate per 100,000 population and a cumulative rate since the pandemic began
  • Mortality - The number of deaths by week of occurrence and place of death
  • Vaccination - This presents the cumulative count and rates of the number of people who have been vaccinated with at least 1 dose. A map shows the cumulative rate of vaccinations by Middle Super Output Area (MSOAs)

Access the Hampshire Districts COVID-19 Cases and Mortality Report