A further 403 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 4,897.

The patients were aged between 35 and 106-years-old.

NHS England said 15 of the 403 patients – aged between 52 and 94-years-old – had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.

Twenty seven of those who died are from the South West.

To date, a total of 10 people have died while under the care of Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals and 10 have died while under the care of Poole Hospital.

Elsewhere in Dorset, eight people have died while being cared for by Dorset County Hospital and two died under the care of Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust.

The latest figures come after Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent last night night in hospital after he was admitted for tests as his coronavirus symptoms persist.
He will stay for "as long as needed" in the London NHS hospital where he was taken as a "precautionary step" on the advice of his doctor - rather than as an emergency.

Mr Johnson, 55, tested positive for the virus 10 days ago, and has been in self-isolation inside his Downing Street flat since.

A Number 10 spokeswoman said: "On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests.

"This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

"The Prime Minister thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the Government's advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives."