THE coronavirus death toll at the University Hospitals Dorset Trust surpassed 300, as five more were confirmed across the county.

Four more people died at UHD with coronavirus, all on January 6.

It means a total of 303 people have died with the virus at the trust’s hospitals since the start of the pandemic.

Another person also died at the Dorset Healthcare Trust on December 30.

It means 35 people have died at the trust in total and the total for the Dorset County hospital remains at 32.