Swindon’s town centre had the highest number of coronavirus cases of anywhere in the south west, official data shows.

An area roughly covering the Railway Village and Broadgreen had 34 cases between August 5 and 11.

These are the areas of the town with the most coronavirus cases, according to mapping by the government. See the map for yourself here.

Central North (Railway Village and Broadgreen): 34

Central South and Eastcott: 9

Rodbourne and Cheney Manor: 7

Gorse Hill: 6

Central East and Walcot West: 5

Walcot East: 5

Pinehurst: 4

Upper Stratton: 3

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The map of the worst affected areas in Swindon 

Swindon is the only town in the region to feature on Public Health England’s coronavirus watchlist. It is listed as an area of concern. The council says the majority of new cases are in the SN1 and SN2 postcode areas.

Public health officials at the council have played down fears that Swindon is heading for local lockdown. The council has launched a campaign aimed at encouraging people to abide by social distancing rules and guidance around hand washing and wearing masks.