Covid-19 positivity rates have reached record highs in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Winchester, East Hampshire and Basingstoke and Deane. Picture: Sarah Standing.

Omicron variant: Here are the areas with the highest Covid-19 positivity rates in Portsmouth and Hampshire

THE surge in the Omicron variant has seen a record high positivity rates in Portsmouth and Hampshire.

Friday, 31st December 2021, 10:51 am

With the number of positive cases rapidly increasing over the Christmas period, the rate for people contracting Covid-19 has risen sharply.

Positivity rates are the proportion of people who took a PCR test and were positive in a seven day time period.

Duplicate results for people who took more than one test weren’t counted.

The latest UK Covid dashboard figures show 22.4 per cent of those who took a PCR test in the week up to December 24 tested positive.

These figures vary across in Portsmouth and Hampshire.

Every local authority listed has seen an all-time positivity rate spike since May 2021, when the statistics were tracked.

Here are the positivity rates for Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Winchester, and East Hampshire.

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