DORSET currently has one coronavirus ‘hotspot’, according to an interactive map on the government website.

Bearwood has been identified as a location where infection rates are more than 400 per 100,000 people.

The area has a seven-day rolling rate of 746.1. The rate is calculated by dividing the seven-day count by area population and multiplying it by 100,000.

According to the map, Bearwood has 41 cases and recorded five new infections in the seven days up to November 21.

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The map uses data from Public Health England to show potential virus "hotspots" in the country.

It is divided into Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs), which are areas with an average population of 7,200.

The map - which is updated weekly - colour-codes MSOAs depending on their seven day rolling rate, with areas placed into the boundaries of 0-10, 11-50, 51-100, 101-200, 201-400 and 400 plus.

Last week, five areas in Bournemouth appeared on the map as coronavirus 'hotspots’.

They were; Central Bournemouth, Springbourne and Queen’s Park, Winton, Moordown and Bearwood.

Many areas across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole appear in light blue which means they have an MSOA rate between 101 and 200.

This week, Central Bournemouth has 23 cases after seeing a decrease of 35 cases. It has a rate of 177.1 Springbourne & Queen’s Park has 18 cases after seeing a drop of 21 with a rate of 195.0.

Winton has seen the biggest fall from 62 cases to just nine this week with a rate of 94.2.

Meanwhile, Moordown has 18 cases in total this week after seeing a drop of 19 infections. It has a rate of 222.3.

Other areas with a case rate between 201 and 400

  • Branksome West – 21 cases, rate 278.1
  • East Cliff – 30 cases, rate 233.2
  • Kinson East – 15 cases, rate 237.3
  • Queens Park – 22 cases, rate 253.8
  • Townsend and Strouden – 17 cases, rate 259.1
  • Westbourne – 13 cases, rate 221.1