THE number of new Covid-19 cases recorded in the BCP Council area has reached a record high - with the number nearing 300.

According to the latest government update, the daily number of coronavirus cases in the BCP area now stands at 296.

This figure was recorded across the conurbation in the 24 hours prior to 4pm on Saturday, November 14.

In the Dorset Council area 138 cases have been reported during the same period.

The total number of cases in the whole of Dorset is 434 in the last 24-hours. 

Since the start of the pandemic, 5,676 cases have been confirmed in the BCP Council area. 

In the Dorset Council area, 2,851 cases have been recorded overall. 

In the New Forest, there are 86 new cases.  The total in the district is now 1,592.