MORE than 130 people are currently in Dorset hospitals with Covid, the local public health authority has said.
Public Health Dorset said a total of 131 patients were in hospitals with Covid in its latest update on Monday July 25.
A spokesperson for Public Health Dorset said: “There are currently 131 people in hospitals in Dorset with COVID-19. With a high incidence in the community, we know that some of these people are likely to be hospitalized primarily for another reason.
In a previous July 12 update, 127 people were hospitalized with the virus.
In terms of infections in the wider community, a total of 4.1% of people had tested positive in the seven days to June 30, matching the most recent data provided.
In the rest of Dorset, 3.6% of people had Covid during the same period.
Public Health Dorset said most of the people who tested positive in the seven days to July 13 were schoolchildren and people over the age of 50.
A spokesperson said: “During the week ending July 13, 2022, the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in England continued to rise for pupils in Years 7-11. school year, aged 50 to 69 and aged 70. years and older.