Covid-19 deaths in New Forest and Christchurch continue to fall
THERE was just one coronavirus death in the New Forest as infection rates continue to fall, according to the latest weekly updates.
The Office for National Statistics' report released on Tuesday said the fatality occurred in a care home. In both the previous two weeks there have been two Covid-19 deaths recorded in the district.
In the BCP Council area, which includes Christchurch, there were three deaths – one fewer than the four registered last week. Of the latest fatalities, two were in care homes and one in hospital.
The provisional figures from the ONS related to instances where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 2nd April but were registered up to 10th April. Previously reported numbers can change after being updated by the ONS.
The number of weekly new Covid-19 infections continued to decline in the New Forest, according to separate government figures.
On Tuesday there were 23 new cases in the district over the latest seven-day period, giving an infection rate of 12.8 per 100,000 people. Last week the equivalent figures were 36 and 20.
The number of weekly cases in the UK overall was 18,635 with a rate per 100,000 of 27.9. The highest rate was in Clackmannanshire with 131.9.
In the BCP conurbation, which includes Christchurch, the number of new weekly cases was 42 – less than half last week’s total of 87. The rate per 100,000 people was 10.6.
The infection figures are for the numbers of people with at least one lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 test result in the preceding seven days.