OVER 20 people have died with coronavirus in Dorset hospitals, latest figures reveal.

Data released by NHS England shows 23 more people died at the University Hospitals Dorset Trust.

The deaths date from January 12 2021 to March 5 2021.

This has taken UHD's figure since the start of pandemic to 697.

A total of 107 people died at the Dorset County Hospital and 72 have died at the Dorset Healthcare Trust since the start of the pandemic.

Across England, a further 185 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 84,276.

Patients were aged between 42 and 96 years old.

All except six (aged 54 to 84 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

The South West recorded 36 deaths.