UNDER 30 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Dorset in the latest daily update.

The government’s daily update revealed that only 29 people across the county tested positive for coronavirus in the run up to 4pm on Saturday, March 6.

The BCP Council area recorded 12 new cases, taking the total since the start of the pandemic to 24,771.

In the seven days leading up to March 1, the latest rolling seven-day period, 193 cases were confirmed, giving a rolling infection rate of 48.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The Dorset Council area recorded 17 new cases, taking the total to 11,337. 

The rolling rate stood at 39.6 cases per 100,000 people with 150 cases confirmed in a week.

Elsewhere, seven cases were confirmed in the New Forest, taking the total to 5,947.

The rolling rate stood at 35.5 cases per 100,000 people after 64 cases were confirmed in the week leading up to March 1.