CORONAVIRUS deaths in Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals have both exceeded 100.

Figures released by NHS England today reveal 103 deaths in the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Trust and 102 in Poole since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 26 have died within the Dorset Hospitals University Trust and 25 have died in Dorset County Hospital.

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In the last 24 hours a further 183 deaths have been reported in hospitals in England, bringing the total to 40,588.

Patients were aged between 52 and 95 years old. All except three (aged 84 to 93 years old) had known underlying health conditions.