THERE has been a total of 19 new cases of coronavirus confirmed across Dorset over the last 24 hours.

Data released by the Government show 19 cases were recorded in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4pm on Wednesday, April 29.

Seven people across the Dorset Council area have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours bringing the total for the area since the start of the pandemic to 11,878.

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council area has recorded 12 new cases over the same time period, taking the total since the start of the pandemic to 25,327

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 37,186 confirmed cases of coronavirus across Dorset.

Figures show an increase of 144 cases across the south west, with a total of 220,963 recorded since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 2,103 new cases have been recorded across England - bringing the total up to 3,856,836 since the start of the pandemic.

Across the whole of the UK, 2,445 new cases of the Covid-19 virus were recorded taking the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,414,242