Public Health Dorset report that confirmed cases of COVID-19 remain very high across Dorset. We’ve also seen the number of people with COVID-19 in hospitals continue to rise up to 254 from 182.
The public are asked to continue to take steps to reduce the spread of the virus, including self-isolating if you develop covid symptoms or test positive, washing your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds and, unless exempt, wearing a face mask in busy crowded indoor places, especially in healthcare settings.
As free universal testing ended on 31 March, Public Health Dorset are reviewing their data to ensure the information shared remains relevant and useful. In the next couple of weeks the measures used to understand the spread of the virus in our communities may be changed to reflect this.