THE coronavirus death toll in hospitals across the North-East and North Yorkshire has risen by 10 people, latest figures confirm.

Figures published on Thursday afternoon revealed a total of 1,469 people had died in hospitals across our region.

In the North-East, the death toll recorded by the South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust rose above 300.

It comes as a further 207 people have died in hospitals in England in the past day.

A spokesperson for NHS England said: "A further 207 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 24,159.

"Patients were aged between 33 and 100 years old.  6 of the 244 patients (aged between 35 and 95 years old) had no known underlying health condition. Their families have been informed."

The total number of patient deaths recorded by each trust as of 5pm Wednesday, May 13 are: 

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust – 207 was 204  

Gateshead Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 123

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 173 was 172 

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust - 94 was 92

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 214 was 213  

South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust – 301 was 300 

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 103 was 102

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 186 was 185

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust – 54

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (mental health) - 7

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust (mental health) - 7

Total: 1,469 was 1,459 the day before.