DORSET doesn’t currently have any coronavirus ‘hotspots’, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

An interactive map on the government website, which grades Middle layer Super Output Areas (MSOA) on the severity of their rolling rate, doesn’t show any areas in the county with more than 400 cases per 100,000 people.

However, cases continue to rise and fall across the county.

Last week, the map identified Bearwood and Merley as locations where the rate of infection had spiked.

However, this week Bearwood has seen the number of infections decrease from 29 to 13.

Meanwhile, Merley has 11 cases compared to 28.

The rolling rate per 100,000 in the seven days up to October 31 is 236.6 in Bearwood and 178.4 in Merley.

Central Bournemouth has seen cases drop from 39 to 37 with a rolling rate of 284.8.

However, neighbouring East Cliff has seen its cases rise by 12 new infections from 27 to 39. The rolling rate is 303.2.

Boscombe West has also had an increase in cases from 13 to 17 with a rolling rate of 159.7.

Meanwhile, Boscombe East’s cases have dropped by seven from 23 to 16 with a rate of 169.7.

Bournemouth Echo:

Fourteen new cases have been confirmed in Throop and Muscliffe with 22 cases in total and a rate of 240.8.

Moordown recorded five new cases with 15 overall and West Howe has 10 new cases with 18 in total. Bearwood saw a drop of 16 cases with 13 in total.

Elsewhere, Christchurch Town has recorded five additional cases from 12 to 17 with a rate of 175.6.

Canford Heath West has recorded 13 more cases taking its total number to 26, Canford Heath East added another nine new cases and Creekmoor has 31 cases after a further 16 were confirmed, taking its rolling rate to 338.7.

Bournemouth Echo:

Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks remains on 22 cases after no changes were recorded.

Poole Town has seen a decrease of 12 cases with 24 in total.

An update published by Public Health Dorset on Thursday, November 5, showed 113 coronavirus patients are in hospital beds across Dorset.

The BCP area recorded 816 Covid cases between October 25 and 31, which is the biggest weekly increase since the second wave started.