A DEATH from coronavirus has been recorded at Poole Hospital for the first time in almost two months.

Figures released today by NHS England reveal a person died at the hospital on Friday July 31, the first death there since June 1.

It brings the total number to have died in Dorset hospitals to 157.

A total of 49 have died in Poole, 68 in the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust, 28 in the Dorset County Hospital and 12 within the Dorset Healthcare University Trust.