COVID-19 cases in some areas around Shaftesbury have risen, recent figures show.
Nationally, the number of new COVID-19 cases is falling and the pattern of positive test results in the Shaftesbury area had been following the downward trend recorded across England. But that has changed.
The actual number of new cases in our town and villages still remain small. Our Alfred report also reveals how the rate of vaccination in North Dorset compares with the rest of the county.