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Latest weekly New Forest Covid figures – three deaths and 69 infections

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New coronavirus infection numbers in the Forest continue to fall
New coronavirus infection numbers in the Forest continue to fall

THREE more people have died with Covid-19 in the New Forest, according to the latest weekly update – bringing the death toll so far to 151.

All the new fatalities occurred in hospital, said the report published on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The district’s number of weekly new infections has continued to fall, separate government figures published on the same day showed – reducing to 69 from 77 last week.

A fortnight ago the figure stood at 184. Total cases so far reached 1,962.

It meant the infection rate on Tuesday stood at 38.3 per 100,000 people – the 12th lowest in the UK on that day. The average in England was 149.2.

In the BCP Council area, which includes Christchurch, there were 21 deaths – a rise from 13 last week. Four were in care homes and 17 in hospital.

It brought the coronavirus death toll across the conurbation to 284 so far.

The provisional figures from the ONS relate to fatalities where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 27th November but which were registered up to 5th December.

The BCP area continued its fall in new weekly Covid-19 cases which stood at 265 Tuesday, a fall from 379 last week and 691 the week before.

It means the conurbation’s infection rate stands at 67, down from 95.9 previously. The total of cases so far reached 7,493.

The infection figures are for the numbers of people with at least one lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 test result in the preceding seven-day period.

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