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

Data released by NHS England shows one more person died at the Dorset Healthcare Trust on January 3 and eight died at the University Hospitals Dorset Trust, one on January 6, five on January 5 and one each on January 2 and January 1.

It means since the start of the pandemic 365 people have died with the virus in Dorset hospitals.

The University Hospitals Dorset Trust has recorded 299 deaths, the Dorset Healthcare Trust has recorded 34 and the Dorset County Hospital’s total remains at 32.

Across England, a further 661 people died with the virus in hospital, taking the total to 53,730.

Patients were aged between 33 and 103 years old and all but 28 had underlying health conditions.

The deaths date back to December 2 and 42 new deaths were recorded across the south west.