THE number of new Covid-19 cases recorded in the BCP Council area stood at 123, according to the latest government update.

The Department of Health and Social Care website shows 171 were recorded across Dorset in 24 hours up to 4pm on Monday.

In the BCP area, 123, new cases were reported, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 4,882.

Meanwhile, in the Dorset Council area 48 cases have been reported in the same period.

Since March 2,478 cases have been confirmed.

The number of cases in the BCP area over the latest rolling seven-day period is 814, with a rate of 205.9. In Dorset 368 cases have been confirmed in the last past seven days. The case rate is 97.2.

In the New Forest there we 21 new cases. The total in the district since the pandemic started is 1,368. A total of 176 cases have been seen in the past seven days and the case rate is 97.7.