THE latest map of coronavirus cases and infection rates in Swindon shows a sharp increase in both.

Triple-digit increases around much of the borough within the seven days leading up to December 27 has seen infection rates rise above 1,000 cases per 100,000 population.

Parts of the area, like Mouldon Hill and Oakhurst, and Groundwell and Abbey Meads, are now coloured in black because they have hit the highest category of infection rate of more than 1,600 cases per 100,000 population.

Groundwell and Abbey Meads saw the highest case rise within that week, with 165 positive test results recorded.

Most of the rest of the area is in dark purple, indicating the second-highest category for infection rates between 800 and 1,599.

Penhill stands out as the place with the lowest infection rate, in light purple, and with the lowest case rise of 36, though it’s still got a case rate of 578.6 cases per 100,000 population.

Swindon as a whole in the seven days up to December 27 saw 2,636 new cases confirmed - 1,115 (73.3 per cent) more than the previous week, with an overall infection rate of 1,182.7 cases per 100,000 population.

Have a look at the table below to see how your area compares.