A FURTHER three patients with coronavirus have died in Dorset hospitals.

An update from NHS England over the weekened confirmed that two people who had tested positive for Covid-19 died at Poole Hospital on Wednesday, October 21, and Thursday, October 22, respectively.

A patient with coronavirus also died at an University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) Trust site on October 22.

Before the recent formation of UHD, coronavirus hospital deaths had been detailed separately for the now extinct Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Trust (RBCH) and Poole Hospital Trust.

The update from NHS England does not specify in which hospital the latest UHD death occurred.

The total number of recorded deaths with coronavirus to date for UHD (three), RBCH (68) and Poole Hospital (57) stands at 128.