Five new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at the newly-formed University Hospitals Dorset Trust in the latest 24-hour period, the latest official figures show.


Data released by NHS England shows three more people have died at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, one on November 30 and two on November 28, and two at Poole Hospital, both on November 28.

It means since the start of the pandemic, 106 people have died with coronavirus at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, 104 have at Poole Hospital, 25 have died at the Dorset County Hospital and 26 have under the care of the Dorset Healthcare University Trust.

The latest victims were among 1,784 deaths recorded across the South West.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.

NHS England guidance states: "Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure."

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.