A TOTAL of 40 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Dorset in the past 24 hours, according to the latest statistics.
The latest government figures show 40 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the county in the 24 hours to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, one more than yesterday’s total of 39.
In the Dorset Council area, 15 new cases have been reported. Since the start of the pandemic, 12,029 cases have been confirmed in this region.
In the last period of seven consecutive days for the Dorset Council region, 34 new cases have been reported, with a rate of nine cases per 100,000 people.
A total of 25 new cases have been registered within the BCP Council, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic to 25,616.
The seven-day rolling period for BCP is 70 cases, with a case rate of 17.7 per 100,000 people.
The latest figures released on Sunday are a decrease in coronavirus cases reported on Saturday June 5 after 28 people tested positive for Covid-19.
During the coronavirus pandemic, 37,605 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Dorset.
Elsewhere, the New Forest area has recorded six new cases of the coronavirus. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 6,252 in the New Forest.
The seven-day total for New Forest is 13, with a case rate of 7.2 per 100,000 people.
In the UK, there have been a total of 7,540, bringing the total to 4,535,754 since the figures began in March 2020.