ANOTHER 23 people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, latest figures show.

Figures released by the government show 19 people tested positive in the BCP Council area in the 24 hours leading up to 4pm today (Saturday).

It means the rate of infection per 100,000 people in BCP is 254.5

In the Dorset Council area, four people tested positive, giving a rate of 187.8.

Elsewhere, six people returned positive tests for Covid-19.

It means the rate for the New Forest is 307.6 per 100,000 people.