MORE THAN 940,000 jabs have been given across Dorset, according to the latest figures.

Coronavirus rates in the county have remained lower than the national and regional average with 40 to 50 new cases each day.

The most recent government data shows that there have still been no reported deaths from the coronavirus since May 3 in Dorset.  

A total of 737 people have died from the coronavirus in University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) since the start of the pandemic. 

UHD incorporates the former Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Trust, as well as Poole Hospital.

Meanwhile the data shows that there have been a total of 111 reported deaths from the coronavirus at the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester - with the last recorded death from the virus at the site on March 31. 

Cases rise across the UK

Across England the case rate has started to slowly rise in the last two weeks although the average rate in Dorset remains below the rest of the nation. 

In the last seven days to June 12, there were 33,887 new cases across England with a rate of 60.2 per 100,000 people. 

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This has dramatically risen in the last two days, on June 10 the rate in England was 50.2.

Figures released by Public Health Dorset show in the seven days to June 10, the rate in Dorset was 16.6 per 100,000 people with 63 new cases confirmed this week. 

In the conurbation the rate is nearly double this number at 29.1 and 115 new cases in the last seven days. 

This is the total number of people with at least one positive COVID-19 test result, either lab-reported or through a lateral flow device. 

More than 940,000 jabs given in Dorset

Figures released by NHS England show that  a total of 449,212 vaccines have been given across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole - up from 437,540 two days ago.

There have been 248,776 first doses given across BCP, with 200,436 residents also receiving their second jab.

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More than 940,000 jabs have been given across Dorset (PA)

Data released by NHS England shows 941,184 jabs have been given across the county.

Figures show that  a total of 491,972 doses have been given across wider Dorset. 

In Dorset 269,737 people have received their first dose and 222,235 residents have received their second dose - a total of 477,509.