FOUR new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Dorset.

The latest figures released on Sunday bring the total number of cases in Dorset to 23.

The first death from coronavirus has been reported at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester.

A 72-year-old woman who had tested positive for Covid-19 and was being cared for at DCH has died, the hospital has confirmed.

The Dorset Council now has 11 cases after three new cases were reported in 24 hours.

The BCP Council area has a total of 12 cases, which is up by one on the previous day.

The total number of deaths in the UK is 288 while the total number of confirmed cases is 5,683.