NO patients with coronavirus have died at Dorset hospitals, according to latest figures.

According to NHS England's data, no Covid-19 deaths have been reported within the county's hospitals in the latest 24-hour period, which is between 4pm on Friday, April 2 and 4pm on Saturday, April 3.

732 people have died from coronavirus at University Hospitals Dorset Trust, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 111 Covid-19 deaths and 73 patients with coronavirus have died within the Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust.

The Government said a further 10 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 126,836.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 150,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 2,297 lab-confirmed cases in the UK. It brings the total to 4,359,388.

Numbers for cases and deaths over Easter will be affected by incomplete data plus a longer than usual lag in reporting.