DORSET County Hospital Trust was caring for two coronavirus patients in hospital as of Tuesday, figures show.

NHS England data shows the number of people being treated in hospital for Covid-19 by 8am on April 13 was in line with the same day the previous week.

There were four beds occupied by Covid-19 patients four weeks ago in Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Across England there were 2,057 people in hospital with Covid as of April 13, with 333 of them in mechanical ventilation beds.

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalised nationally has decreased by 64% in the last four weeks, while the number on mechanical ventilators has decreased by 62%.

The figures also show that one new Covid patient was admitted to hospital in Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the week to April 11. This was down from two in the previous seven days.