SEVEN further coronavirus deaths have been recorded at University Hospitals Dorset in the last 24 hours.

The latest figures from NHS England reveal that a total of 557 people have died with Covid-19 in Dorset hospitals since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been 274 deaths in University Hospitals Dorset, 63 in Dorset County Hospital and 45 within the Dorset Healthcare Universities Trust.

A further 875 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 67,921.

Patients were aged between 33 and 101 years old. 

All except 21 (aged 52 to 93 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

The South West recorded 42 deaths.