THREE more people have died with coronavirus in Dorset hospitals, latest figures show.

Stats released by NHS England shows three people died at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital with coronavirus, one on December 3 and two on December 2.

It means since the start of the pandemic, 116 people have died at RBH with coronavirus.

At Poole Hospital, 104 have died, 26 have died at the Dorset County Hospital and 28 have died at the Dorset Healthcare University Trust.

Across England, a further 274 people died with coronavirus in hospital, taking the total to 41,879.

Patients were aged between 15 and 98 years old and all but seven had underlying health conditions.

The south west recorded 23 deaths.