PUBLIC Health England has confirmed there are a further 15 confirmed coronavirus cases in Dorset.

The BCP Council area has 25, a rise of five, and there are 30 cases in the Dorset Council area, a rise of one.

This means the overall figure for the county is now 55.

As of 5pm on March 27, 1,019 patients had died in the UK after contracting coronavirus and as of 9am on March 28 there were 17,089 confirmed cases.