No coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Dorset hospitals in the last 24 hours.

The latest figures  from NHS England, including data up to 4pm on Saturday February 27, mean the total number of deaths in the three hospitals since the start of the pandemic remain at 836 people.

There have been 660 deaths in University Hospitals Dorset, 105 in Dorset County Hospital and 71 within the Dorset Healthcare Universities Trust.

A further 149 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 83,123.

Patients were aged between 23 and 103 years old. All except six (aged 34 to 89 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Only six deaths were recorded in the South West region with the highest number – 40 - in the Midlands.