SOME areas of Dorset are still reporting high numbers of Covid-19 cases according to the latest data.

An interactive map, which uses Public Health England data, shows how many people have tested positive for the virus in each area of the county over the seven-day period up to Sunday, September 19. 

Public Health England breaks down the numbers of coronavirus cases into neighbourhoods called 'Middle Super Output Areas' (MSOAs), which are smaller than council wards and based on population rather than geographical area.

The interactive map, which can be found through this link, allows users to type in their postcode and see how many cases were reported in their area and if it has increased or decreased from the week before. The darker the colour on the image, the more positive test results have been recorded. 

Dorset Echo: Varying levels of coronavirus cases have been reported across Dorset according to Public Health England.Varying levels of coronavirus cases have been reported across Dorset according to Public Health England.

The map highlights which areas of the county have three or more confirmed cases of the virus and colour co-coordinates the areas by how many cases they have.

In the seven days up to Sunday, September 19, Dorset reported 1,959 Covid-19 cases. BCP Council area reported 936 cases while Dorset Council area reported 1,023 cases.

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

  • East Verwood - 66 cases (up by 43)
  • Burton Bradstock & Chideock - 50 cases (up by 34)
  • East Howe & Ensbury Park - 39 cases (up by 14)
  • Iford - 37 cases (up by 14)
  • West Verwood - 34 cases (up by 22)
  • Throop & Muscliffe - 33 cases (down by two)
  • Bridport North - 31 cases (up by eight)
  • Beaminster, Maiden Newton & Halstock - 31 cases (up by one)
  • Bere Regis & Lytchett Matravers - 30 cases (up by 11)
  • Rossmore - 29 cases (up by 11)

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

  • Mudeford - Six cases (down by seven) 
  • St Leonards - Six cases (down by 20) 
  • Underhill & The Grove - Seven cases (down by 11)
  • Ferndown West & Canford Bottom - Eight cases (down by three)
  • Gillingham - 10 cases (down by four) 
  • Parkstone - 10 cases (down by eight)
  • Townsend & Strouden - 10 cases (up by five)
  • Branksome West - 11 cases (down by nine) 
  • Hamworthy East - 11 cases (down by four) 
  • Weymouth West - 11 cases (down by 14)