ANOTHER patient who tested positive for coronavirus has died at Poole Hospital in the last 24 hours.

It brings the total number there since the start of the pandemic to 55.

At the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Dorset County Hospital and the Dorset Healthcare University Trust numbers remain the same at 68, 24 and 16 respectively.

Cases are continuing to grow across England with more areas being placed under the tough Tier 3 restrictions.

Figures released by NHS England this afternoon reveal a further 94 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 31,275.

Patients were aged between 49 and 97 years old. All but one patient (aged 71) had known underlying health conditions.