It was confirmed yesterday that the South African variant of Covid-19 has been discovered in Wooburn Green. 

Starting today, home test kits will be delivered to all households in Wooburn Green and parts of Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire Council have confirmed.

The council have also confirmed that the variant cannot be traced back to international travel, adding that the person who has it has self-isolated and followed all the recommended guidance.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about the South African variant

How has Wooburn Green been affected by Covid-19?

According to the latest government figures, which amalgamate figures from both Wooburn Green and Loudwater, eight new cases were recorded in the week up to February 19 - which is that latest available data.

The most recent 'rolling rate' reveals that there have currently 122.7 cases per 100,000 people.

The week up to January 1 was the worst for the area - with 46 new cases recorded.

The rolling rate at this point in time stood at 705.5.

Since this date, the number of cases recorded per week can be seen below.

Week up to January 8

  • New cases - 28
  • Rolling rate - 429.4

Week up to January 15

  • New cases - 24
  • Rolling rate - 368.1

Week up to January 22

  • New cases - 22
  • Rolling rate - 337.4

Week up to January 29

  • New cases - 28
  • Rolling rate - 429.4

Week up to February 5

  • New cases - 24
  • Rolling rate - 368.1

Week up to February 12

  • New cases - 11
  • Rolling rate - 168.7

Week up to February 19

  • New cases - 8
  • Rolling rate - 122.7

Across Buckinghamshire as a whole, almost 30,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded. 

Public Health England figures show that 29,860 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (February 24) in Buckinghamshire, up from 29,796 the same time on Tuesday.

One more death has also been recorded at Buckinghamshire Trust in the last 24 hours.