The number of people who have died at Dorset hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus remains at 145.

There have been no further deaths reported at Dorset County Hospital, where 23 patients have died; Dorset Healthcare, where 14 patients have died; the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where 63 people died or at Poole Hospital, where 45 patients have died.

It cones as a further 157 people, who tested positive for the Covid-19, have died at hospitals in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,534.

Patients were aged between 12 and 100 years old. Seven of the 157 patients (aged between 57 and 88) had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.