A FURTHER 15 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Dorset, Public Health England has confirmed.

There are now 34 cases in the BCP Council area.

The Dorset Council area has 36 cases.

It takes the figures for the county as a total to 70.

As of 9am on March 29, 19,522 tested positive for the virus in the UK.

1,228 patients had died after contracting the illness as of 5pm on March 28.