PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson has offered his “deepest condolences” to those who have lost relatives to coronavirus in the latest press conference.

During today's conference, the Prime Minister pledged to ensure people's loved ones will be remembered as the government’s figure for Covid-19 deaths passed 100,000.

Mr Johnson said: "I’m sorry to have to tell you that today the number of deaths recorded from Covid in the UK has surpassed 100,000.

"I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who’s lost a loved one: fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, and the many grandparents who have been taken."

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 557 people have died with Covid-19 in Dorset hospitals. 

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

Mr Johnson said: "I think on this day I should just really repeat that I am deeply sorry for every life that has been lost and, of course, as I was Prime Minister I take full responsibility for everything that the government has done.

"What I can tell you is that we truly did everything we could, and continue to do everything that we can, to minimise loss of life and to minimise suffering in what has been a very, very difficult stage, and a very, very difficult crisis for our country, and we will continue to do that, just as every government that is affected by this crisis around the world is continuing to do the same."