A FURTHER 15 people have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the latest update from the government.

Data released online reported that in the 24 hours from 4pm on Monday, September 14, to 4pm on Tuesday, September 15, nine people tested positive in the BCP Council area.

Across the period of the pandemic, 1,036 people have tested positive in the conurbation - an infection rate of 262.1 per 100,000 people.

In the Dorset Council area, six people returned positive test results. This means 723 people have tested positive since the start of the pandemic, giving a rate of 191.

Meanwhile, in the New Forest, two people tested positive over this period. There have now been 561 cases in the district since the start of the pandemic, with a rate of 311.5.

Across the United Kingdom, 3,105 positive cases were recorded, taking the total to 374,228.