ALMOST 250 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Dorset.

The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 241, according to Public Health England.

A total of 126 tests have come back positive in the Dorset Council area.

While 115 people have tested positive in the BCP Council area.

Birmingham has the highest number of confirmed cases with 1,287.

The UK has 51,608 cases of coronavirus with 5,373 deaths.