NO FURTHER patients have died in Dorset's hospitals with Covid, according to the latest daily NHS update.

Figures released by NHS England on Thursday, April 15, reported no deaths across any of the county's hospitals involving people who had tested positive for coronavirus.

Across the south west, just one further death was reported - at the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

The last death in Dorset came at the University Hospitals Dorset Trust on April 8, which took the trust’s total since the start of the pandemic to 733.

Dorset County Hospital has recorded 111 Covid deaths to date and Dorset Healthcare has recorded 73 fatalities.

In hospitals across England, a further 28 Covid-19 patients died, taking the total to 86,686.