ANOTHER three people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 at Poole Hospital.

Data released by NHS England shows two deaths occurred on October 28 with another confirmed on October 26.

Poole Hospital has recorded 66 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital has recorded 68 since March with Dorset County Hospital and Dorset Healthcare University recording 24 and 18 respectively.

NHS officials said this afternoon that another 192 people who tested positive for the coronavirus had died, bringing the bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 32,484.

Patients were aged between 27 and 101 years old.

All except one (aged 63) had known underlying health conditions.

The date of death ranges from March 27 to October 28, with the majority being on or after 25 October.

A spokesperson for NHS England said their families have been informed.