CORONAVIRUS hospitalisations have increased in the last week across Dorset.

Latest figures from NHS England show that 52 people were admitted to hospitals across the county with Covid-19 in the last week. 

In Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 36 people were admitted to University Hospitals Dorset Trust between October 11 and October 17.

Meanwhile, 14 people was also admitted to Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester in the same week.

Two patients were admitted to the Dorset Healthcare Trust during the same one-week period.

As of October 19, there were 31 people occupying a hospital bed with the virus in University Hospitals Dorset.

There were 18 patients were at University Hospitals Dorset Trust and four patients with Covid at the Dorset County Hospital.

Across England, 6,099 people were occupying a hospital bed with coronavirus.

Of people needing mechanical ventilation, there were 733 patients across England, 60 in the south west.

Three people at UHD and two patients at Dorset County Hospital required mechanial ventilation.