LESS than 10 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Dorset over the last 24 hours, latest figures have revealed.

Data released by the government shows six cases were confirmed in the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4pm on Sunday, April 4.

The BCP Council area recorded six new cases, taking the total since the start of the pandemic to 25,180.

In the seven days leading up to March 30, the latest rolling seven-day period, 88 cases were confirmed, giving a rolling infection rate of 22.3 per 100,000 people.

The Dorset Council area has recorded no new cases, so its total still stands at 11,752.

The rolling infection rate stood at 21.9 per 100,000 with 83 cases confirmed in a week.

Elsewhere, four cases were confirmed in the New Forest, taking the total to 6,121.

The rolling infection rate was 21.7 per 100,000 after 39 cases were confirmed in the week before March 30.