AN interactive map using government data has revealed the number of coronavirus deaths in Dorset.

The interactive map, by the Office for National Statistics, allows you to see the number of deaths registered from March 2020 to January 2021 where Covid-19 was the main cause on the death certificate.

Tracking deaths across large areas since the pandemic began, the size of the circle on the map represents the number of deaths.

Neighbourhoods are broken down via Middle layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs), a system designed to improve the reporting of small areas with an average population of around 8,000.

January saw an increased number of coronavirus-related deaths as the country fought against new variants which were more transmissible, and resulted in fatalities reaching record numbers.

The interactive tool allows you to see the impact in your area.

To check how coronavirus affected your postcode in the nine-month period, or during January, use the map below:

Dorchester West & Poundbury has reported eight deaths in January, while five people died in the neighbouring Dorchester East area.

Charlton Down, Cerne Abbas & Puddletown, which covers a large number of parishes in North Dorset, has recorded 16 deaths occurring in January.

The Westham North & Radipole area of Weymouth reported the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the town with five.

In West Dorset, two people died in Lyme Regis, Charmouth & Marshwood Vale, two deaths were recorded in Burton Bradstock & Chideock, Bridport North has seen four deaths and Bridport South and West Bay recorded two deaths. Beaminster, Maiden Newton & Halstock recorded zero coronavirus-related deaths in January.

Dorset Echo: ONS has listed where coronavirus deaths have occurred in Dorset in January. Picture: ONSONS has listed where coronavirus deaths have occurred in Dorset in January. Picture: ONS

In Gillingham, seven people died in Gillingham while Gillingham Outer, Bourton & Motcombe has recorded four deaths.

In the neighbouring BCP Council area, Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks, Poole Town confirmed 19 deaths, 18 people died in the Broadstone area and 17 people died with Covid-19 in both Merley and Penn Hill. These areas recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus-related deaths in Dorset in January.

Further explanation of ONS coronavirus statistics

Dorset Echo: ONS has listed where coronavirus deaths have occurred in Dorchester. Picture: ONSONS has listed where coronavirus deaths have occurred in Dorchester. Picture: ONS

The ONS has analysed details of deaths that occurred in England and Wales between March 1, 2020 and January 31 where Covid-19 was the underlying cause or was mentioned on the death certificate as a contributory factor.

As local data is only available up to January, the numbers of deaths in the map will not reflect the latest trends meaning the impact on the England-wide lockdown will not be seen.

Patterns also do not reflect the most recent case numbers, as a death from the virus will be reported some time after a positive test.

It comes has 38 new coronavirus cases were confirmed across Dorset, according to the latest statistics released on Thursday, February 25.

PHE also said more than 18,000,000 people in the UK have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

82,301 residents aged 70 and above in the Dorset Council area have had their first jab while 62,760 people aged 70 and over have received their first dose in the neighbouring Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council area.

How many coronavirus deaths there have been in your area

Dorset Echo: ONS has listed where coronavirus deaths have occurred in West Dorset. Picture: ONSONS has listed where coronavirus deaths have occurred in West Dorset. Picture: ONS

The total number of coronavirus-related deaths across Dorset, between March 2020 and January 31, can be found below:

Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland areas

Broadwey & Littlemoor: 1

Chickerell & Chesil Bank: 4

Dorchester East: 6

Dorchester West & Poundbury: 31

Overmoigne, Broadmayne & Winterbourne: 8

Preston & Lodmoor: 11

Southwell & Weston: 4

Underhill & The Grove: 3

Westham North & Radipole: 14

Westham South: 3

Weymouth Town, Melcombe Regis & Rodwell: 8

Weymouth West: 6

Wyke Regis: 2

West Dorset

Beaminster, Maiden Newton & Halstock: 2

Bridport North: 6

Bridport South & West Bay: 3

Burton Bradstock & Chideock: 3

Lyme Regis, Charmouth & Marshwood Vale: 2

North Dorset

Blandford Forum Town: 16

Blandford Outer & Tarrants: 3

Charlton Down, Cerne Abbas & Puddletown: 26

Child Okeford & Iwerne Minster: 4

Gillingham: 13

Gillingham Outer, Bourton & Motcombe: 8

Milborne, Winterborne & Okeford Fitzpaine: 3

Shaftesbury: 5

Sherborne: 6

Sturminster Newton & Stalbridge: 7

Yetminster, Bradford Abbas & Longburton: 3

East Dorset

Alderholt & Sixpenny Handley: 8

East Verwood: 10

West Verwood: 11

St Leonards: 10

Sturminster Marshall & Crichel: 1

West Moors: 11

Colehill: 5

Ferndown Town: 13

Ferndown West & Canford Bottom: 9

Wimborne Minster: 16

Parley & Hampreston: 17

Corfe Mullen: 3


Bere Regis & Lytchett Matravers: 5

Bovington, Wool & Lulworth: 2

Corfe Castle & Langton Matravers: 4

Swanage: 15

Upton & Lytchett Minster: 5

Wareham, Sandford & Holton Heath: 9


Boscombe East: 4

Boscombe West: 8

Central Bournemouth: 11

Charminster: 12

East Cliff: 10

East Howe & Ensbury Park: 14

East Southbourne & Hengistbury Head: 29

Iford: 6

Kinson East: 18

Kinson West: 10

Littledown: 13

Moordown: 3

Northbourne: 6

Queens Park: 6

Southbourne West: 20

Springbourne & Queen's Park: 2

Talbot & Branksome Woods: 8

Throop & Muscliffe: 12

Townsend & Strouden: 14

West Howe: 10

Winton: 8


Burton & Airport: 6

Christchurch Town: 12

Highcliffe & Walkford: 9

Jumpers Common & Fairmile: 9

Mudeford: 17

Somerford: 4

West Highcliffe: 9


Bearwood: 20

Branksome East: 6

Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks: 41

Branksome West: 2

Broadstone: 24

Canford Heath East: 10

Canford Heath West: 6

Creekmoor: 10

Hamworthy East: 4

Hamworthy West: 6

Merley: 20

Newtown: 12

Oakdale East: 13

Oakdale West: 11

Parkstone: 16

Penn Hill: 21

Poole Town: 31

Rossmore: 15