A FURTHER 19 positive coronavirus cases have been recorded across Dorset, according to the latest government data.

Figures released online showed that in the 24 hours up to 4pm on Tuesday, September 22, 15 people delivered positive tests in the BCP Council area.

As a result, 1,106 people have now tested positive across the conurbation, a rate of 279.8 infections per 100,000 people.

In the Dorset Council area, four people tested positive in the 24-hour period.

This means 746 cases have been confirmed in the Dorset Council area since the start of the pandemic, a rate of 197.1 per 100,000.

Elsewhere, in the New Forest, six people tested positive, taking the total to 579 and giving a rate of 320.4.