ACROSS Dorset just 25 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the latest 24-hour period.

Department of Health and Social Care figures show 13 new coronavirus cases recorded in the BCP area and 12 in the Dorset Council area in 24-hours up to 4pm on Tuesday, March 23.

This brings the total number of cases in BCP since the start of the pandemic up to 25,054 and 11,634 in Dorset.

The number of cases in the BCP area over the latest rolling seven-day period is 98, with a rate of 24.8. In Dorset 107 cases have been confirmed in the last past seven days. The case rate is 28.3.

In the New Forest there were six new cases. The total in the district since the pandemic started is 6,054. A total of 43 cases have been seen in the past seven days and the case rate is 23.9.