NEARLY 600 more cases of coronavirus have been recorded across Dorset and the New Forest in the last 24 hours.

A further 376 people tested positive in Bournemouth,Christchurch and Poole with 131 in the Dorset Council area and 88 in the New Forest.

The total for the three council areas now stands at 34,573 since the start of the pandemic.

Three more schools ask pupils and staff to self-isolate

And across the UK there have been a staggering 3,647,463 cases.

More than 30,000 of them were recorded in the last 24 hours.