ONLY one less location in Dorset has recorded five or less confirmed cases of coronavirus than previously recorded, according to government data.

An interactive map on the government website displaying data from Public Health England shows just how many people have tested positive for the virus in each area of the county over the seven-day period up to November 2.

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Previously, we reported eleven areas of the county had fewer than five cases in the seven days up to October 28.

This week, in the seven days up to November 2, ten places have five or fewer cases, according to the data.

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They are:

  • Townsend and Strouden with three cases
  • Preston and Lodmoor with four cases
  • Burton Bradstock and Chideock with three cases
  • Underhill and The Grove with three cases
  • Charlton Down, Cerne Abbas & Puddletown with three cases
  • Child Okeford & Iwerne Minster with four cases
  • Shaftesbury with three cases
  • Broadwey & Littlemoor has three cases
  • Weymouth West has three cases
  • Gillingham Outer, Bourton & Motcombe have four cases

In the seven days up to October 28, these areas reported five cases or less:

  • West Moors – Five cases
  • Lyme Regis, Charmouth & Marshwood Vale – Five cases
  • Burton Bradstock & Chideock – Five cases
  • Broadwey & Littlemoor – Five cases
  • Corfe Castle & Langton Matravers – Four cases
  • Blandford Forum Town – Four cases
  • Alderholt & Sixpenny Handley – Four cases
  • Weymouth west - Four cases
  • Child Okeford & Iwerne Minster – Three cases
  • Yetminster, Bradford Abbas & Longburton – Three cases
  • Gillingham Outer, Bourton & Motcombe – Three cases

Now, in the week up until November 2, West Moors has eight cases, Lyme Regis, Charmouth & Marshwood Vale has seven, Blandford Forum Town has 13, Alderholt and Sixpenny Handley has seven and Yetminster, Bradford Abbas & Longburton have six.

There are a handful of areas in the area with suppressed rates. This means where there have been three or fewer cases in a week.

In the BCP area, this includes areas of Christchurch including Burton and Hurn. In the New Forest, areas around Beaulieu, East Boldre and Pilley are also categorised as ‘suppressed’, as is Bridport in west Dorset.

The case rate per 100,000 people in this period for BCP Council area is 206.4 while Dorset Council is 103. The south west overall is 147.6 and England is 229.4 for the week October 25-31.