Weekly New Forest Covid figures: Two deaths and 160 new infections
THERE were two Covid-19 deaths reported this week in the New Forest, according to the latest figures.
One was in a care home and the other in hospital, said the report published by the Office for National Statistics today (Tuesday). It puts the coronavirus death toll in the district this year at 155.
The weekly number of new cases up to the same day was 160, separate government figures showed, putting the Forest’s case rate per 100,000 people at 88.8 – compared to 284.2 for the whole of England.
The previous Tuesday the number of new weekly cases stood at 143, and the rate was 79.4. Total cases so far amount to 2,235.
In the BCP Council area, which includes Christchurch, the ONS reported six deaths, which all occurred in hospital, compared to last week’s figure of 18. The total fatalities has reached 311.
The provisional figures from the ONS related to fatalities where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 11th December but which were registered up to 19th December.
On Tuesday the number of weekly new Covid-19 cases in the conurbation came to 522 –well up on the previous week’s 276.
It puts the BCP weekly case rate per 100,000 people at 132. The total of recorded cases has reached 8,365.
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.