OVER 4,000 people in Wiltshire have tested positive for Covid-19 as the government confirms no new restrictions will be in place before New Year.

In the last seven days, 4,222 people in Wiltshire tested positive for coronavirus.

So far only two cases of Omicron have been recorded in the county – as of December 10.

As of Tuesday, December 28 – 159,204 people in England have tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Of those cases, 15,714 were confirmed in the South West according to data from the UK Health Security Agency.

READ MORE: What are you neighbours up to? Planning news for Wiltshire

This means that the case rate per 100,000 people is 837.6. Last week, the same figure was 602.7 and 522.7 the week prior to that.

Since the beginning of December, the number of infections has risen by around 60.2 per cent.

Over the same period, 682,787 people in England tested positive for the virus. Several days during the Christmas period have broken daily infection records.

In Wiltshire, 415,890 (88.9 per cent) people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

This is a rise of around one per cent on the figures from December 8, 2021.

READ MORE: Police federation says ‘institutionally racist’ label would hurt officer morale

Of those, 387451(93.1 per cent) of people have taken up a second dose.

And to date, 289,500 (62.3 per cent) people have received either their third dose or a booster vaccine.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 743 people in Wiltshire have died within 28 days of a positive Covid test.

Nine-hundred and thirty-nine people have died with Covid-19 on the death certificate.

This week six people have died and had Covid-19 written on the death certificate, according to official government data.