THIRTEEN further patients from across the North-East and North Yorkshire have died after they tested positive for coronavirus.

This afternoon (Tuesday, March 31), NHS England released the full breakdown of hospitals across the country which reported new COVID-19 deaths.

It said a further 367 people had now died after testing positive for the virus, bringing the total number of reported deaths in England to 1,651.

The newly reported deaths range from Sunday (March 29) to Monday (March 30).

A statement from NHS England this afternoon said: "A further 367 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 1,651.

"Patients were aged between 19 and 98 years old and all but 28 patients - aged between 19 and 91 years old - had underlying health conditions."

The NHS Trusts which runs the hospitals where patients died:

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 4 

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - 1 

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust - 1

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 3 

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 3

How many cases have been confirmed?

As of 9am on Tuesday, the Department of Health said 25,150 people across the UK had tested positive for coronavirus.

It said 143,186 people had been tested for the virus - while 1,789 people had died as of 5pm on March 30.