A DOZEN more positive coronavirus cases have been reported in Dorset.

Data released by government shows in the 24 hours from 4pm on Sunday, September 13, to 4pm on Monday, September 14, eight people tested positive in the BCP Council area.

Across the period of the pandemic, 1,027 people have tested positive in the conurbation - an infection rate of 259.8 per 100,000 people.

In the Dorset Council area, four people returned positive test results. This means 717 people have tested positive since the start of the pandemic, giving a rate of 189.4.

Elsewhere, in the New Forest, three people tested positive over this period, meaning there have been 559 case in the district since the start of the pandemic, with a rate of 310.4.

The ‘rule of six’ was implemented from yesterday, meaning people can only socialise in groups of up to six by law.