THE latest rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority area in England shows that Dorset has fallen yet again.

The figures, for the seven days to November 28, are based on tests carried out in laboratories, pillar one of the Government’s testing programme, and in the wider community, pillar two.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent four days, between November 29 and December 2, has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Dorset Echo: Picture: PAPicture: PA A majority of areas in England (281 out of 315) have seen a fall in case rates.

The rate for the Dorset Council area is now down to just 44 cases per 100,000 people-the 12th lowest of every local authority area in the country. The case rate was 69 last week. 

The rate for the Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole area is down to 86 per 100,000 from 148 a week ago.

It is encouraging news for Dorset as the county aims to get into Tier 1 restrictions. 

Swale in Kent continues to have the highest rate, with 845 new cases recorded in the seven days to November 28 – the equivalent of 563.0 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up slightly from 533.7 in the seven days to November 21.

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency, based on Public Health England data published on December 2 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Here is the list in full. From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 28; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 28; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 21; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 21.

Swale, 563.0, (845), 533.7, (801)
Boston, 533.0, (374), 427.5, (300)
Medway, 529.5, (1475), 430.8, (1200)
Thanet, 457.3, (649), 486.2, (690)
Lincoln, 385.7, (383), 325.3, (323)
Gravesham, 385.3, (412), 388.1, (415)
Stoke-on-Trent, 362.7, (930), 435.3, (1116)
Maidstone, 359.1, (617), 270.6, (465)
Oadby and Wigston, 312.2, (178), 415.7, (237)
Dover, 308.1, (364), 286.1, (338)
Dudley, 305.7, (983), 422.9, (1360)
Redbridge, 305.4, (932), 297.5, (908)
Basildon, 304.0, (569), 273.5, (512)
Slough, 302.9, (453), 311.0, (465)
Blackburn with Darwen, 297.9, (446), 346.0, (518)
Burnley, 296.9, (264), 366.6, (326)
Leicester, 287.7, (1019), 397.2, (1407)
Havering, 286.6, (744), 337.5, (876)
Rossendale, 281.2, (201), 319.0, (228)
Pendle, 279.0, (257), 315.9, (291)
East Lindsey, 278.0, (394), 446.6, (633)
Hull, 267.9, (696), 491.2, (1276)
Hartlepool, 266.9, (250), 387.6, (363)
Sandwell, 265.8, (873), 422.0, (1386)
Rochdale, 264.8, (589), 366.4, (815)
Wolverhampton, 258.2, (680), 351.6, (926)
Luton, 256.7, (547), 280.2, (597)
Barking and Dagenham, 254.1, (541), 264.4, (563)
Darlington, 252.8, (270), 309.9, (331)
Hyndburn, 251.7, (204), 434.3, (352)
Newcastle-under-Lyme, 248.8, (322), 404.8, (524)
Canterbury, 247.9, (410), 234.0, (387)
South Tyneside, 246.4, (372), 349.1, (527)
Walsall, 244.5, (698), 331.7, (947)
Kirklees, 242.6, (1067), 401.3, (1765)
Bradford, 241.8, (1305), 380.3, (2053)
Dartford, 239.8, (270), 268.2, (302)
West Lindsey, 239.4, (229), 215.3, (206)
East Staffordshire, 238.0, (285), 379.1, (454)
Calderdale, 237.4, (502), 332.9, (704)
Newham, 233.6, (825), 224.3, (792)
Birmingham, 230.8, (2635), 341.4, (3898)
Oldham, 228.6, (542), 391.0, (927)
Blaby, 226.5, (230), 341.8, (347)
North Lincolnshire, 226.4, (390), 372.0, (641)
North East Lincolnshire, 223.7, (357), 394.8, (630)
Bolton, 220.8, (635), 306.7, (882)
Harlow, 219.4, (191), 193.0, (168)
Stafford, 218.5, (300), 331.4, (455)
South Ribble, 218.4, (242), 213.0, (236)
Bexley, 216.7, (538), 231.6, (575)
Wakefield, 216.5, (754), 341.4, (1189)
Tonbridge and Malling, 216.4, (286), 207.3, (274)
Bury, 215.7, (412), 316.2, (604)
Tamworth, 212.5, (163), 350.7, (269)
Folkestone and Hythe, 212.4, (240), 178.8, (202)
Staffordshire Moorlands, 212.3, (209), 273.3, (269)
Wigan, 212.1, (697), 304.6, (1001)
South Staffordshire, 209.0, (235), 322.0, (362)
North Tyneside, 208.3, (433), 286.7, (596)
Cannock Chase, 206.4, (208), 254.1, (256)
Nuneaton and Bedworth, 206.3, (268), 324.1, (421)
Stockton-on-Tees, 206.2, (407), 347.6, (686)
Waltham Forest, 204.7, (567), 212.3, (588)
Peterborough, 202.2, (409), 211.1, (427)
Chorley, 201.3, (238), 211.5, (250)
Preston, 200.5, (287), 271.8, (389)
Tower Hamlets, 199.8, (649), 228.2, (741)
Doncaster, 199.7, (623), 245.6, (766)
North Kesteven, 199.3, (233), 219.8, (257)
Bassetlaw, 196.7, (231), 310.7, (365)
Rotherham, 196.3, (521), 247.9, (658)
Amber Valley, 194.3, (249), 272.3, (349)
Redditch, 193.5, (165), 253.3, (216)
Thurrock, 192.7, (336), 220.3, (384)
Woking, 192.5, (194), 149.8, (151)
Newark and Sherwood, 191.1, (234), 192.8, (236)
North Warwickshire, 190.0, (124), 295.7, (193)
County Durham, 188.6, (1000), 281.1, (1490)
Barnsley, 187.6, (463), 272.6, (673)
Manchester, 187.2, (1035), 254.5, (1407)
Bolsover, 186.2, (150), 300.4, (242)
Castle Point, 185.9, (168), 194.7, (176)
East Riding of Yorkshire, 183.8, (627), 287.0, (979)
Telford and Wrekin, 183.5, (330), 249.6, (449)
Gloucester, 179.7, (232), 213.0, (275)
Newcastle upon Tyne, 179.6, (544), 321.3, (973)
Northumberland, 178.3, (575), 241.6, (779)
Middlesbrough, 178.0, (251), 329.1, (464)
Epping Forest, 177.7, (234), 218.7, (288)
Kingston upon Thames, 177.5, (315), 150.4, (267)
Derby, 175.7, (452), 268.6, (691)
Bristol, 175.7, (814), 326.7, (1514)
Ealing, 175.5, (600), 203.3, (695)
Broxbourne, 174.8, (170), 203.5, (198)
Ashfield, 174.3, (223), 252.5, (323)
Sheffield, 173.9, (1017), 236.0, (1380)
Coventry, 173.9, (646), 200.0, (743)
Sunderland, 170.7, (474), 285.9, (794)
Leeds, 169.7, (1346), 273.6, (2170)
Hounslow, 167.2, (454), 200.7, (545)
Brentwood, 164.9, (127), 220.7, (170)
Merton, 163.2, (337), 177.2, (366)
Ashford, 163.0, (212), 127.7, (166)
Melton, 162.1, (83), 267.5, (137)
Northampton, 161.6, (363), 216.8, (487)
North Somerset, 161.4, (347), 210.2, (452)
Runnymede, 159.9, (143), 212.5, (190)
Brent, 159.8, (527), 199.5, (658)
Solihull, 159.4, (345), 251.9, (545)
North West Leicestershire, 158.3, (164), 288.6, (299)
Nottingham, 158.0, (526), 204.9, (682)
Ribble Valley, 157.7, (96), 200.4, (122)
Hillingdon, 156.4, (480), 192.6, (591)
Blackpool, 156.3, (218), 210.1, (293)
South Derbyshire, 155.7, (167), 278.8, (299)
Lichfield, 154.6, (162), 307.4, (322)
Salford, 154.5, (400), 262.7, (680)
Watford, 153.2, (148), 167.7, (162)
South Gloucestershire, 152.2, (434), 230.1, (656)
Enfield, 152.2, (508), 213.9, (714)
Gateshead, 151.9, (307), 291.5, (589)
Hertsmere, 151.5, (159), 135.3, (142)
Harborough, 151.4, (142), 283.6, (266)
Mansfield, 149.1, (163), 277.2, (303)
South Kesteven, 148.9, (212), 191.7, (273)
Rugby, 148.7, (162), 214.8, (234)
Gosport, 148.5, (126), 149.7, (127)
Gedling, 148.4, (175), 200.2, (236)
Greenwich, 146.6, (422), 187.9, (541)
Tameside, 145.7, (330), 258.3, (585)
Redcar and Cleveland, 144.4, (198), 354.4, (486)
Barnet, 143.7, (569), 153.6, (608)
Bromley, 143.5, (477), 136.0, (452)
Halton, 142.2, (184), 201.7, (261)
Wyre Forest, 141.2, (143), 237.9, (241)
St Helens, 140.1, (253), 186.6, (337)
Hackney and City of London, 139.3, (405), 150.9, (439)
Milton Keynes, 139.2, (375), 172.9, (466)
Stockport, 138.4, (406), 213.0, (625)
Southend-on-Sea, 137.6, (252), 122.9, (225)
East Northamptonshire, 137.5, (130), 129.1, (122)
Rochford, 136.2, (119), 137.4, (120)
Fylde, 136.2, (110), 227.8, (184)
Harrow, 136.2, (342), 174.0, (437)
Broxtowe, 135.0, (154), 164.0, (187)
Selby, 134.6, (122), 242.8, (220)
Wycombe, 133.4, (233), 135.1, (236)
Haringey, 133.3, (358), 133.3, (358)
Swindon, 133.2, (296), 141.3, (314)
South Holland, 132.6, (126), 153.7, (146)
Warrington, 131.9, (277), 199.5, (419)
Bromsgrove, 131.2, (131), 200.2, (200)
Reading, 129.8, (210), 144.6, (234)
Aylesbury Vale, 127.9, (255), 130.4, (260)
Craven, 127.8, (73), 190.8, (109)
Chesterfield, 127.7, (134), 178.3, (187)
Charnwood, 127.5, (237), 236.7, (440)
Lancaster, 126.7, (185), 97.2, (142)
Three Rivers, 126.4, (118), 137.2, (128)
Ipswich, 126.4, (173), 153.4, (210)
North East Derbyshire, 126.2, (128), 236.5, (240)
Scarborough, 126.0, (137), 296.1, (322)
East Hertfordshire, 125.5, (188), 138.9, (208)
Croydon, 125.2, (484), 158.3, (612)
Sevenoaks, 125.1, (151), 156.5, (189)
Oxford, 124.6, (190), 133.8, (204)
Sutton, 124.5, (257), 144.9, (299)
Kettering, 123.8, (126), 153.3, (156)
Surrey Heath, 123.2, (110), 142.2, (127)
East Devon, 123.0, (180), 124.4, (182)
South Bucks, 122.8, (86), 159.9, (112)
Cheshire East, 120.5, (463), 170.8, (656)
Trafford, 120.5, (286), 171.1, (406)
Broadland, 120.0, (157), 84.1, (110)
Knowsley, 118.7, (179), 161.1, (243)
South Northamptonshire, 118.5, (112), 211.7, (200)
Portsmouth, 117.3, (252), 196.8, (423)
West Lancashire, 117.2, (134), 182.8, (209)
Rother, 116.6, (112), 155.1, (149)
Braintree, 114.7, (175), 113.4, (173)
Mole Valley, 114.6, (100), 95.1, (83)
Wealden, 114.6, (185), 160.4, (259)
Spelthorne, 114.2, (114), 193.3, (193)
Corby, 112.2, (81), 157.9, (114)
Shropshire, 111.7, (361), 153.8, (497)
Wyre, 111.5, (125), 153.4, (172)
Cheltenham, 110.9, (129), 127.3, (148)
Norwich, 110.3, (155), 137.3, (193)
Erewash, 110.1, (127), 222.8, (257)
Daventry, 108.2, (93), 115.2, (99)
Epsom and Ewell, 107.9, (87), 163.7, (132)
Windsor and Maidenhead, 107.0, (162), 134.7, (204)
Cheshire West and Chester, 106.7, (366), 181.3, (622)
Lewisham, 106.6, (326), 104.3, (319)
Kensington and Chelsea, 106.3, (166), 130.0, (203)
Warwick, 105.7, (152), 182.3, (262)
Wellingborough, 105.4, (84), 154.3, (123)
Guildford, 104.7, (156), 120.8, (180)
Chelmsford, 104.3, (186), 114.4, (204)
Bedford, 103.9, (180), 132.7, (230)
Hinckley and Bosworth, 103.4, (117), 240.4, (272)
Mendip, 103.0, (119), 114.2, (132)
North Devon, 102.9, (100), 121.5, (118)
Torridge, 102.5, (70), 83.5, (57)
Wandsworth, 102.5, (338), 111.0, (366)
St Albans, 102.4, (152), 109.8, (163)
Islington, 102.3, (248), 125.0, (303)
Rushcliffe, 101.5, (121), 180.4, (215)
Sedgemoor, 101.5, (125), 135.6, (167)
Ryedale, 101.1, (56), 133.6, (74)
Wokingham, 101.1, (173), 109.9, (188)
Tewkesbury, 101.0, (96), 138.9, (132)
Hammersmith and Fulham, 100.5, (186), 157.7, (292)
Lambeth, 100.0, (326), 134.3, (438)
Fenland, 98.2, (100), 117.8, (120)
Exeter, 98.2, (129), 130.1, (171)
Liverpool, 98.0, (488), 161.2, (803)
Southwark, 97.5, (311), 107.9, (344)
Havant, 97.4, (123), 204.4, (258)
Camden, 97.4, (263), 87.0, (235)
South Norfolk, 97.2, (137), 142.7, (201)
Carlisle, 96.6, (105), 263.2, (286)
Tunbridge Wells, 96.0, (114), 115.4, (137)
South Somerset, 94.4, (159), 117.6, (198)
Westminster, 94.1, (246), 114.8, (300)
Derbyshire Dales, 94.0, (68), 161.8, (117)
Welwyn Hatfield, 93.5, (115), 127.6, (157)
Richmondshire, 93.1, (50), 163.8, (88)
Dacorum, 93.0, (144), 119.5, (185)
High Peak, 92.8, (86), 182.4, (169)
Harrogate, 92.6, (149), 160.4, (258)
Tandridge, 91.9, (81), 129.4, (114)
Sefton, 91.9, (254), 155.9, (431)
Basingstoke and Deane, 91.2, (161), 116.1, (205)
Stevenage, 91.1, (80), 118.4, (104)
Stroud, 90.0, (108), 141.7, (170)
North Hertfordshire, 89.8, (120), 97.3, (130)
Bracknell Forest, 88.9, (109), 66.9, (82)
Richmond upon Thames, 88.9, (176), 104.5, (207)
Forest of Dean, 88.7, (77), 132.5, (115)
Mid Sussex, 86.7, (131), 141.7, (214)
Fareham, 86.0, (100), 123.0, (143)
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, 85.9, (130), 132.1, (200)
Elmbridge, 85.5, (117), 114.0, (156)
Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, 85.5, (338), 147.7, (584)
Babergh, 84.7, (78), 126.0, (116)
Cherwell, 83.1, (125), 95.0, (143)
Bath and North East Somerset, 82.8, (160), 155.7, (301)
Reigate and Banstead, 82.7, (123), 107.6, (160)
Wychavon, 82.7, (107), 124.4, (161)
Uttlesford, 82.2, (75), 103.0, (94)
Central Bedfordshire, 81.8, (236), 81.8, (236)
Winchester, 80.1, (100), 125.7, (157)
Hambleton, 79.7, (73), 159.4, (146)
Allerdale, 77.7, (76), 99.2, (97)
Worcester, 77.1, (78), 166.0, (168)
Colchester, 77.0, (150), 67.8, (132)
York, 76.9, (162), 132.5, (279)
East Hampshire, 76.0, (93), 121.0, (148)
Great Yarmouth, 75.5, (75), 106.7, (106)
Southampton, 74.8, (189), 128.7, (325)
South Lakeland, 74.2, (78), 227.4, (239)
Cambridge, 73.7, (92), 125.0, (156)
Wiltshire, 71.8, (359), 119.4, (597)
Barrow-in-Furness, 71.6, (48), 114.8, (77)
Herefordshire, 71.6, (138), 120.8, (233)
Plymouth, 71.3, (187), 131.6, (345)
Lewes, 68.8, (71), 94.9, (98)
Rushmoor, 68.7, (65), 98.3, (93)
Somerset West and Taunton, 68.3, (106), 83.8, (130)
Chiltern, 67.8, (65), 75.1, (72)
Eastbourne, 67.5, (70), 129.2, (134)
Malvern Hills, 67.3, (53), 86.4, (68)
Waverley, 67.3, (85), 91.0, (115)
Hastings, 66.9, (62), 104.7, (97)
Stratford-on-Avon, 66.9, (87), 100.7, (131)
Tendring, 65.5, (96), 63.5, (93)
Horsham, 65.4, (94), 91.1, (131)
Arun, 64.7, (104), 91.4, (147)
Torbay, 64.6, (88), 126.2, (172)
Crawley, 64.1, (72), 82.7, (93)
Hart, 63.9, (62), 71.1, (69)
Chichester, 61.9, (75), 100.7, (122)
Test Valley, 61.0, (77), 84.0, (106)
West Devon, 60.9, (34), 84.2, (47)
Vale of White Horse, 60.3, (82), 73.5, (100)
Brighton and Hove, 60.2, (175), 78.0, (227)
Wirral, 59.9, (194), 127.5, (413)
Eastleigh, 59.1, (79), 86.8, (116)
Huntingdonshire, 59.0, (105), 64.6, (115)
Breckland, 57.2, (80), 75.7, (106)
Copeland, 55.7, (38), 99.7, (68)
Maldon, 55.4, (36), 64.7, (42)
North Norfolk, 55.3, (58), 90.6, (95)
East Cambridgeshire, 53.4, (48), 84.6, (76)
West Berkshire, 53.0, (84), 87.1, (138)
South Oxfordshire, 52.1, (74), 88.0, (125)
East Suffolk, 51.3, (128), 69.3, (173)
Mid Devon, 51.0, (42), 96.0, (79)
Rutland, 47.6, (19), 107.7, (43)
Eden, 46.9, (25), 93.9, (50)
South Cambridgeshire, 46.5, (74), 66.6, (106)
Dorset, 44.1, (167), 68.7, (260)
West Oxfordshire, 43.4, (48), 77.7, (86)
Teignbridge, 41.7, (56), 56.6, (76)
New Forest, 40.5, (73), 79.4, (143)
Adur, 40.4, (26), 76.2, (49)
Cotswold, 40.1, (36), 64.5, (58)
West Suffolk, 34.6, (62), 63.1, (113)
South Hams, 33.3, (29), 56.3, (49)
Mid Suffolk, 32.7, (34), 56.8, (59)
Isle of Wight, 31.0, (44), 55.7, (79)
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, 27.5, (157), 58.8, (336)
Worthing, 24.4, (27), 64.2, (71)