One coronavirus death in New Forest for second week running
FOR the second week running just one coronavirus death was reported in the New Forest, according to official figures.
The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) report released on Tuesday said the fatality occurred in hospital. The previous week there were two deaths.
In the BCP Council area, which includes Christchurch, there were two fatalities – compared to three reported last week. One was in a hospital and the other at home.
The provisional figures from the ONS related to instances where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 9th April but were registered up to 17th April. Previously reported numbers can change after being updated by the ONS.
The number of new weekly Covid-19 infections continued to stay low in the New Forest, according to separate government figures.
On Tuesday there were 29 new cases in the district over the latest seven-day period, compared to 23 last week.
In the BCP conurbation, the number of new weekly cases was 54 – a slight rise on last week's 42.
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.
There were no figures available on Tuesday for the infection rate per 100,000 people.