LESS THAN 20 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Dorset over the last 24 hours, latest figures show.

Across Dorset a total of 19 cases have been confirmed.

Data released by the government shows that in the 24 hours leading up to 4pm today, Tuesday, May 4, 11 cases were confirmed in the BCP Council area.

It means, since the start of the pandemic, 25,370 cases have been confirmed in BCP.

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In the seven days leading up to April 29, the latest seven day rolling period, 59 cases were confirmed in BCP, giving a rolling infection rate of 14.9 per 100,000 people.

The Dorset Council area recorded eight new cases, taking the total to 11,903.

The rolling rate in Dorset was 11.1 after 42 cases were confirmed in a week.

Elsewhere, five new cases was confirmed in the New Forest, taking the total to 6,198.

The rolling rate stood at 10 after 18 cases were confirmed in the week before April 29.