FEWER THAN 10 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Dorset in the last 24 hours, latest figures show.

Data released by the government shows eight cases were confirmed across the county in the 24 hours leading up to 4pm on Monday, April 5.

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

In the seven days leading up to March 31, the latest rolling seven-day period, 88 cases were confirmed in BCP, giving a rolling infection rate of 22.3 per 100,000 people.

The Dorset Council area recorded no new cases, taking its total to 11,765.

The rolling infection rate was 21.9 per 100,000 after 83 cases were confirmed in the past week.

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

The rolling infection rate stood at 22.8 per 100,000 with 41 cases confirmed in the seven days preceding March 31.

Across the UK, the number of new people tested who positive the Covid-19 virus on Monday, April 5 was 2,762, taking the UK’s total since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,362,150.