THREE more coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Dorset hospitals bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 804.

In the last 24 hour period a further two deaths have been recorded at University Hospitals Dorset, covering Poole and the Royal Bournemouth hospitals. The total there now stands at 633.

One more person has died at Dorset County Hospital meaning there have been a total of 101 deaths there.

The number within the Dorset Healthcare Universities Trust remains at 70.

The Dorset areas with the fewest and the most coronavirus cases

Across England a further 307 hospital deaths were reported today, bringing the total of 81,046.

Patients were aged between 16 and 100 years old. All except four (aged 16 to 68 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

The highest number of deaths occurred in the Midlands at 69 with 59 in the North West, 53 in the North East and Yorkshire , 45 in London, 38 in the East of England, 32 in the South East and 11 in the South West.