THE number of Covid cases across Dorset continues to rise and fall.

Latest data on the government website shows there are currently 11 locations across the county where case rates are above 800 infections per 100,000 people.

In the seven days to November 18, a total of 2,385 infections were reported in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, giving a case rate of 600.8.

During the same period, the rest of the county recorded 2,198 cases at a rate of 578.7.

Dorset Echo:

On the map, the country is split up by Middle Super Output Area (MSOA), which are small areas with an average population of 7,200, and the data is updated each weekday, with the map showing the last seven days for which complete data is available.

The map colour-codes areas depending on their seven-day rolling rate, with areas placed into the boundaries of 0-10, 11-50, 51-100, 101-200, 201-400, 400 to 799 and 800 plus.

Places with a high MSOA rate appear on the map appear in dark purple.

Highest cases

Kinson West – 63 cases, rate 976.7

Hamworthy West – 69 cases, rate 973.2

Bridport South & West Bay – 53 cases, rate 963.3

Bearwood - 51 cases, rate 924.9

Littledown – 60 cases, rate 924.1

Colehill – 50 cases, rate 858.1

Moordown – 69 cases, rate 857.6

Iford – 64 cases, rate 854.1

Sturminster Marshall & Crichel – 53 cases, rate 846.5

Queens Park – 72 cases, rate 832.5

Broadwey & Littlemoor – 62 cases, rate 819.1

Meanwhile, there are nine places with the lowest case rates in Dorset. 

Lowest cases

Highcliffe & Walkford – 23 cases, rate 305.7

West Highcliffe – 19 cases, rate 307.7

Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks – 28 cases, rate 310.7

West Cliff – 26 cases, rate 319.6

Central Bournemouth – 48 cases, rate 350.0

Bovington, Wool & Lulworth – 33 cases, rate 375.1

Milborne, Winterborne & Okeford Fitzpaine – 30 cases, rate 375.1

Westbourne – 22 cases, rate 374.3

East Cliff – 50 cases, rate 382.0