EXACTLY 10 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Dorset over the last 24 hours, latest figures show.

Data released by the government shows, in the 24 hours leading up to 4pm on Sunday, May 9, six cases were confirmed in the BCP Council area.

It means, since the start of the pandemic, 25,401 people have tested positive in BCP.

The Dorset Council area recorded four new cases, taking its total to 11,921.

In the seven days leading up to May 4, the latest rolling seven-day period, BCP Council recorded 55 cases, giving a rolling infection rate of 13.9 per 100,000 people.

In the Dorset Council area, 38 cases were recorded, giving a rolling infection rate of 10 per 100,000.

Elsewhere, two new cases were recorded in the New Forest, taking its total to 6,212.

The rolling rate was 7.8 per 100,000 with 14 cases confirmed in the week before May 4.

In the UK, 1,770 new case of the Covid-19 virus were recorded, taking the total number of positive cases across the UK since the start of the pandemic to 4,434,860.