Two weeks since last COVID-19 death at Dorset County Hospital

Two weeks since last COVID-19 death at Dorset County Hospital

Published by George Sharpe at 3:03pm 6th May 2020. (Updated at 3:11pm 6th May 2020)

Dorset County Hospital hasn't recorded any COVID-19 patient deaths in two weeks.

The last death reported at the hospital was on 22nd April.

However, NHS England has announced four more deaths at other hospitals across the county, including two at Poole Hospital, and two at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals.

Nationally, a further 331 people who tested positive for the virus have died at hospitals in England.

It brings the total confirmed reported deaths in hospitals here up to 22,049.

A spokesperson for NHS England said:

"Patients were aged between 32 and 102 years old.  17 of the 331 patients (aged between 46 and 88 years old) had no known underlying health condition."