THE number of hospital patients who have died with the coronavirus in Dorset remains at 155.

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

NHS England said today another 15 people who tested positive for Covid-19 had died in the past 24 hours.

The total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England is 29,066.

Patients were aged between 72 and 96 years old.

One patient, aged 96 years, had no known underlying health conditions.

Out of the 15 deaths, one patient died in a hospital in the south west.