NO hospital patients in Dorset have died with coronavirus in nearly a week.

The last death occurred at Royal Bournemouth Hospital on Monday, June 15.

The number of deaths in Dorset’s hospitals remains at 155.

NHS England announced today that another 26 people who had tested positive for the coronavirus had died in the past 24 hours.

The total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England is 28,318.

NHS England said the patients were aged between 61 and 94 years old.

All patients had underlying health conditions.

One death occurred in a hospital in the south west.