Public Health update on COVID-19 in Dorset
We are continuing to see a rise in COVID-19 infections across Dorset. Case rates in both the Dorset Council area and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council area are now around double last week’s figures. The situation has changed quickly in recent weeks – at the start of June case rates were around 5 per 100,000 in Dorset and 10 in BCP.
Cases are highest amongst the younger age groups, particularly 15-24 year olds. We know that these younger age groups are less likely to have protection against COVID-19 as many will still be unvaccinated. We aren’t seeing a significant impact on our hospitals due to the rise in cases yet. There are currently five patients in hospitals across Dorset with COVID-19.