JUST one person was admitted to Dorset hospitals with Covid-19 in the space of a week.

Latest figures from NHS England shows one person was admitted to University Hospitals Dorset Trust on May 31, the only person to be admitted between May 31 and June 6.

No patients were admitted to either the Dorset County Hospital or Dorset Healthcare Trust.

As of June 8, there was only one person occupying a hospital bed with the virus in the county.

This patient was at the Dorset County Hospital, no patients were at either UHD or the Dorset Healthcare Trust.

Across England, 879 people were occupying a hospital bed with Covid, 18 in the south west.

Of people needing mechanical ventilation, there were 140 patients across England, just two in the south west, none in Dorset.