JUST 10 to 20 Covid cases per 100,000 people are being recorded across Dorset per week, public health officials have said.

Public Health Dorset said there have been no Covid-related deaths recorded across the BCP Council and Dorset Council areas in recent weeks.

A Public Health Dorset spokesperson said: “Our data shows that the number of people in Dorset hospitals with COVID-19 has remained in single figures over the past few weeks, and COVID-related deaths in both council areas are at 0. Thank you to everyone who has played their part in keeping case rates low."

Bournemouth Echo:

According to the latest weekly data, the case rate in the BCP Council area for the seven days to May 1 was 16.4 after a very slight rise from 14.2 previously.

In January, the rate across the conurbation peaked at 901 per 100,000 people. 

Elsewhere, Dorset’s case rate has fallen from 12.2 to just 9.0.

Both BCP Council and Dorset Council areas have rates below the south west and England average of 13.3 and 22.5 respectively.

A total of 65 cases were recorded across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch with 34 in wider Dorset.

Public Health Dorset said there are nine people in hospital with Covid across Dorset.

Meanwhile, 689,469 Covid vaccine doses had been administered to people in Dorset up to May 2.