THERE were 514 new cases of coronavirus in BCP in the seven days to June 24, giving a rate of 130 out of 100,000 people.

Out of the 514 new coronavirus cases, 493 of those were aged between 0 and 59, while just 21 new cases were people aged over 60.

People aged between 15 and 24 have recorded the highest number of new cases for the last seven-days up to June 24.

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Covid case rate per 100,000 people - top image June 24, bottom image May 26.

White areas on the Covid map show there were between zero to nine cases, green shows 10-100 and blue to dark blue shows there were between 100 to 799 new positive cases in the last seven day period. 

In the seven-day period up to May 27 within BCP there were 26 cases, at this point in time the conurbation had a rate of 6.6 out of 100,000.

Out of the 26 positive Covid cases, 22 of those were aged between 0 and 59, while just 4 were from people aged over 60.

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Additionally, the case rate was still in decline during the seven-days up to May 27, with the rolling seven-day percentage increase in cases being at -16.1 per cent.

This means that in the course of four weeks (28 days) between May 27 and June 24, the number of positive coronavirus cases has risen by 488 cases or 94.9 per cent.

A statement released by Dorset Council said: "Cases are highest amongst younger age groups and we know that these younger groups are less likely to have protection against COVID-19 as many will still be unvaccinated or have only had one dose.

"Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against becoming seriously ill if you catch COVID-19. All adults can book their appointments through the national booking system or by calling 119."

Those aged 15 to 19 account for 101 new positive coronavirus cases, in the seven days up to June 24, in BCP with a rate of 480.5 out of 100,000 people.

Residents between 20 and 24 years-old accounted for 125 of the new positive Covid cases in the conurbation with a rate of 468.2 out of 100,000.

As the age range increases, the number of positive coronavirus cases reduces - this could be as a result of the vaccination programme.

Over 18s were the latest cohort to be offered their jabs from Friday, 18 June.

The graph below shows the percentage of the population, by age, that have had their first coronavirus vaccine up to June 24.

The latest population estimates are provided by the Office for National Statistics and use Census data from 2011.