Latest figures show almost 600 new Covid-19 cases reported in Dorset

In the Dorset Council area, exactly 300 new cases were reported. This brings the weekly total to 2,176.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 34,584 Covid-19 cases confirmed across this area.

There has been a total of 287 new Covid-19 cases recorded across the BCP Council area. This takes the weekly total to 2,001 and brings the total number of coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic to 52,509.

Elsewhere, the New Forest area recorded 143 new coronavirus cases – a total of 16,268 since the start of the pandemic.

Across the UK, there has been a total of 38,009 new cases. There have been 9,057,629 confirmed cases recorded in the UK since the start of the pandemic.