Coronavirus: 131 confirmed cases now in Dorset

Coronavirus: 131 confirmed cases now in Dorset

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:20am 3rd April 2020. (Updated at 7:30am 3rd April 2020)

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Dorset has risen to 131.

73 are in the Dorset Council area, with 58 in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

5 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have now died at Dorset County Hospital.

coronavirus nurse with mask

In hospitals across England a  further 561 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died.

That brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 2,698.

Patients were aged between 22 and 100 years old.  

44 of the 561 patients (aged between 25 and 100 years old) had no known underlying health condition.  

Their families have been informed.