Areas of Dorset with the highest and lowest coronavirus cases

SEVERAL areas around Dorset are reporting high numbers of Covid-19 cases, according to the latest data.

An interactive map, which uses data from Public Health England, shows how many people tested positive for the virus in each region of the county during the seven-day period through Saturday, September 25.

Public Health England divides the number of coronavirus cases into wards called ‘medium super exit areas’ (MSOA), which are smaller than city departments and based on population rather than geographic area.

The interactive map, accessible through this link, allows users to enter their zip code and see how many cases have been reported in their area and whether it has increased or decreased from the previous week. The darker the color of the image, the more positive the test results.

Variable levels of Covid-19 cases in Dorset and surrounding areas. Photo: Public Health England

The map highlights areas in the county that have at least three confirmed cases of the virus and the color coordinates the areas based on the number of cases they have.

In the seven days leading up to Saturday, September 25, Dorset reported 2,092 cases of Covid-19. The BCP Council region reported 857 cases while the Dorset Council region reported 1,235 cases.

The following 10 regions have the highest number of active coronavirus cases:

  • West Verwood – 86 cases (up from 57)
  • East Verwood – 69 cases (up from 14)
  • Burton Bradstock & Chideock – 51 cases (up to six)
  • Dorchester West and Poundbury – 46 cases (up from 28)
  • Charlton Down, Cerne Abbas & Puddletown – 46 cases (up to 25)
  • Wyke Regis – 45 cases (up to 30)
  • Beaminster, Maiden Newton & Halstock – 39 cases (up to 10)
  • Dorchester East – 38 cases (up from 19)
  • Queens Park – 36 crates (up to 12)
  • Westham North & Radipole – 36 cases (up from 11)

The following 10 areas have the lowest number of active coronavirus cases:

  • Burton & Airport – Three cases (down from 18)
  • Gillingham – Five cases (down from seven)
  • Westbourne – Five cases (down from five)
  • Mudeford – Seven cases (up from two)
  • West Highcliffe – Seven cases (up from five)
  • Ferndown Town – Eight cases (down from five)
  • West Moors – Eight cases (down from three)
  • Canford Heath West – Nine cases (down from 17)
  • Shaftesbury – Ten cases (down from 17)
  • Oakdale West – 11 cases (down from seven)
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