MORE people have died in hospitals in Dorset as the fight against coronavirus continues.

A further death has been registered at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust in the last 24 hours.

And one more person has died within the Dorset Healthcare Universities Trust.

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Figures released by NHS England reveal a further 222 coronavirus deaths have been registered in hospitals in England, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 38,334.

Patients were aged between 30 and 99 years old. All except five (aged 30 to 81 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

There were 67 deaths registered in the North East and Yorkshire with 66 in the Midlands, 37 in the North West, 16 in London, 15 in the South East, 12 in the East of England and nine in the South West.